People of the Sigmedia Group

Current Members


Anil Kokaram

Anil Kokaram received the Ph.D. degree from Cambridge University, U.K., in 1993. Then, he was a Research Fellow with the Cambridge University Engineering Department and Churchill College Cambridge. Since 1998, he has lead the Sigmedia Group (www.sigmedia.tv) at Trinity College Dublin. In 2011 a company he founded, Green Parrot Pictures, operating in the consumer image processing space, was acquired by Google. He is currently working as a Tech. Lead in the Chrome Media Group at Google, Mountain View CA. He continues to hold his Professorship with the Department of Electronic Engineering, Trinity College Dublin and is a Fellow of the College. He is the author of over 100 refereed papers in various conferences and journals over the years. His research interests include the general area of digital video processing and algorithms for stereoscopic quality improvement and video processing in the life sciences. He is best known for his work in automated motion picture restoration.

Prof. Kokaram was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions in Image Processing from 2002–2007. He was a recipient of an Academy Award alongside colleagues at The Foundry (a visual effects software manufacturer in London) for his contribution to a range of visual algorithms in 2007. These are now widely used in the industry for motion-based effects and quality improvement (The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, etc.).

You can email him: anil.kokaram[a]tcd.ie

Dr. Naomi Harte

Dr. Naomi Harte holds the SFI Lectureship in Digital Media Systems in the School of Engineering at TCD. She has extensive experience in audio, video and hardware systems development. She has worked in a variety of high-tech start-ups and returned to academia in 2005. Her major research interest is in Human Speech-based Communication. She has active projects in audio-visual speech recognition, speech quality for VoIP, biometrics and speech processing for digital hearing aids.

For more information, e-mail her: nharte[a]tcd.ie

David Corrigan

Dr. David Corrigan completed his PhD under Dr. Anil Kokaram in 2008. The thesis was concerned with the effect of motion estimation failure on the robustness of image processing applications, especially with regard to digital film restoration applications. His other research interests include video object segmentation and image texture synthesis. He has also completed a 9 months Marie-Curie post-doc at The Foundry, and is now a research fellow with sigmedia.

For more information, please e-mail him: corrigad[a]tcd.ie


Dr. Francois Pitie

Dr. François Pitié is currently a research fellow at the Sigmedia Lab. He's returning from a 9 months Marie-Curie post-doc at The Foundry, the leading company for digital post-production software development. He received his M.Sc. in Telecommunications from ENST Bretagne/Eurecom in 2002 and in Image Processing from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. He holds a Ph.D. on video segmentation under Prof. Anil Kokaram from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.

For more information see his web page and you can contact me by e-mail: fpitie[a]mee.tcd.ie

Gary Baugh

Gary Baugh is here to play Cricket, that's it.

For more information, e-mail him:

Andrew Hines

Dr. Andrew Hines joined the lab in 2008. He is currently a research fellow investigating objective measurements for speech quality.

For more information see his web page or e-mail him: hinesa[a]tcd.ie

Kangyu Pan

Kangyu Pan graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2008 with a degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering. He has joined the group in October 2008 to pursue a PhD in Image processing for Microscopy under Prof. Anil Kokaram. His research is collaborated with the Neuroscience Institute in TCD. At the moment, he is working on the images of alien cells.....

For more information, e-mail him: pank[a]tcd.ie

Félix Raimbault

Félix Raimbault received his M.Eng. in Telecommunications from ENST Paris/Eurecom in 2009. He joined Sigmedia to pursue a Ph.D. in motion based video processing for stereo cinema under Prof. Anil Kokaram.

For more information, e-mail him: raimbauf[a]tcd.ie

Finnian Kelly

Finnian Kelly received his degree in Electronic & Computer Engineering from TCD in 2009. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Robust Speaker Verification for Biometrics under Dr Naomi Harte.

For more information, e-mail him: kellyfp[a]tcd.ie

Luca Cappelletta

Luca Cappelletta received his M.Sc. in Physics from Università degli Studi Milano - Bicocca in 2008, within the local INFN group. He joined Sigmedia in November 2009 and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Audio-Visual Speech Recognition under Dr. Naomi Harte.

For more information, e-mail him: cappelll[a]tcd.ie

Ken Sooknanan. He joined Sigmedia in 2009 and he is currently pursuing a PhD.

For more information, e-mail him: sooknank[a]tcd.ie

Róisín Rowley-Brooke

Róisín Rowley-Brooke graduated from TCD in 2009 with a degree in Electronic Engineering. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Degraded Document Restoration and Enhancement under Prof. Anil Kokaram.

Yunfeng Wang

Yunfeng Wang received his degree in Electronic & Computer Engineering from TCD in 2010. He is currently pursuing a PhD in atomic force microscopy (AFM) image restoration under Prof. Anil Kokaram.

For more information, e-mail him: wangyu[a]tcd.ie

Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly

I began my PhD studies under Prof. Frank Boland in October 2011. My research is concerned with the efficient reproduction of immersive and realistic 3D virtual auditory environments.

Ailbhe Cullen graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2011 with a degree in Electronic Engineering, and is currently pursuing a PhD in emotion recognition under the supervision of Dr. Naomi Harte.


Sigmedia on Tour


A list of people that were once in sigmedia but that still are connected to the lab.

Mohamed Ahmed

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2008 with a Gold Medal in Electronics and Computer Engineering. He obtained a Ph.D. in the area of transparency and illumination variation in 2012, under the supervision of Prof. Anil Kokaram, and is now a postdoctoral researcher at Boston University.

For more information, e-mail him: ahmedelm[a]tcd.ie

Darren Kavanagh

Dr. Darren Kavanagh is from Valleymount in Co. Wicklow, near the town of Blessington. Darren was awarded his Ph.D. by Trinity College Dublin in 2011, supervised by Prof. Frank Boland at the School of Engineering. His doctoral research was in the area of advanced signal processing, pattern recognition and machine learning for audio (speech) and acoustic signals.

Darren is currently a researcher in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford.

For more information, e-mail him: kavanadf@tcd.ie

Dr. Gavin Kearney

Dr. Gavin Kearney graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2002 with an honors degree in Electronic Engineering and has since obtained both MSc and PhD degrees in Audio Signal Processing from Trinity College Dublin. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow on the SFI Metropolis project and lecturer on the Interactive Digital Systems and Music and Media Technology courses in Trinity College. His main research interests are in Higher Order Ambisonics, binaural audio processing, and acoustic response capture and synthesis. For more information see his web page web page or e-mail him: gpkearney[a]ee.tcd.ie

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Dr. Damien Kelly graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2005 with a degree in Computer and Electronic Engineering. He complete his PhD thesis entitled "Active Speaker Localisation and Tracking using Audio and Video" in 2009 under the supervision of Prof. Frank Boland, and is now working for Google.

For more information e-mail him at dkelly@mee.tcd.ie

Dr. Dan Ring

Dr. Dan Ring graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2005 with a degree in Computer Engineering. Following that, he was awarded a Ph.D in Content-Based Analysis of Video Through Sparse Features under Prof. Anil Kokaram.

Dan is currently working at The Foundry in London. For more information, e-mail him: dan[a]unworkable.org


Former Members of Sigmedia


The complete list of former members can be found here.

Page last modified on November 12, 2012