dumebi_okwechime

Short Bio
I am currently a Research Fellow at the Centre For Vision, Speech and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey under Professor Richard Bowden. I graduated from the University of Surrey in 2011 with a PhD in Computer Science. My PhD research was to develop computational models of social interaction, with the aim of addressing the complexities involved in creating a generative model of non-verbal communication inherent in everyday conversations such as body language, face expressions, hand gestures and voice characteristics.
Before the PhD, I had completed an MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey, where I develop a special interest in machine learning for computer vision systems. My research interests also include, computer graphics and animation, and prediction/recognition/classification of stochastic processes.