Dr Kathy Clawson


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Senior Lecturer in Software Development

I am a Senior Lecturer in Software Development in the Faculty of Technology. I graduated from the University of Ulster with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies with Computing in 2004, and an MSc in Telecommunications and Distributed Systems in 2005. I completed my Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Computing and Information Engineering in 2009, working alongside Professor Philip Morrow and Professor Bryan Scotney on the “Enhancement of Melanoma Early Diagnosis.”

I am reviewer for a variety of international conferences, including: IEEE ISM International Symposium on Multimedia; British Human Computer Interaction; the International Conference on Multimedia Modelling (MMM) ACM Multimedia; and the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCaml).

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching and supervision

I teach core programming modules which are delivered across the full suite of undergraduate computing courses.   

Current teaching


Previous teaching
  • Advanced Mobile Development (Module Leader)
  • Concurrent and Distributed Systems (Module Leader)
  • Games Platform Programming (Module Leader)

Research interests for potential research students

My research interests include digital image and video processing, computer vision, multimedia semantic analysis and pattern recognition and classification.

Application areas of interest include visual perception analysis, security and medical / biomedical science. Previous projects include the SAVASA project.

You can find details of my publications on ResearchGate.

Research

My research interests include digital image and video processing, computer vision, multimedia semantic analysis and pattern recognition and classification. 

Application areas of interest include visual perception analysis, security and medical / biomedical science. Previous projects include the SAVASA project. 

You can find details of my publications on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

Publications

Number of items: 18.

Book Section

Clawson, Kathy, Jing, Min, Scotney, Bryan, Wang, Hui and Liu, Jun (2014) Human action recognition in video via fused optical flow and moment features--towards a hierarchical approach to complex scenario recognition. In: MultiMedia Modeling: 20th Anniversary International Conference, MMM 2014, Dublin, Ireland, January 6-10, 2014, Proceedings, Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (8326). Springer International Publishing, pp. 104-115. ISBN 978-3-319-04116-2

Jing, Min, Wang, Hui, Clawson, Kathy, Coleman, Sonya, Chen, Shuwei, Liu, Jun and Scotney, Bryan (2014) Recognition by Enhanced Bag of Words Model via Topographic ICA. In: Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence. Personalisation and User Adapted Services: 8th International Conference, UCAmI 2014, Belfast, UK, December 2-5, 2014, Proceedings. Springer International Publishing, pp. 523-531. ISBN 978-3-319-13102-3

Conference or Workshop Item

Clawson, Kathy, Delicato, Louise and Bowerman, Chris (2018) Human Centric Facial Expression Recognition. In: British Human Computer Interaction, 4 - 6 th July 2018, Belfast.

Clawson, Kathy, Delicato, Louise, Garfield, Sheila and Young, Shell (2018) Automated Representation of Non-Emotional Expressivity to Facilitate Understanding of Facial Mobility: Preliminary Findings. In: Intelligent Systems Conference 2017, 7-8 September 2017, London.

Dickinson, M, Clawson, Kathy and Horsman, G (2017) A Virtual Environment for Accessible Desktop Navigation. In: British Human Computer Interaction Conference, 3 - 6 Jul 2017, Sunderland University, St Peter's Campus. (In Press)

Yasser, A, M, Clawson, Kathy, Bowerman, Chris and Lévêque, M (2017) Saving Cultural Heritage with Digital Make-Believe: Machine Learning and Digital Techniques to the Rescue. In: British Human Computer Interaction Conference, 3 - 6 Jul 2017, Sunderland University, St Peter's Campus. (In Press)

Chen, Shuwei, Clawson, Kathy, Jing, Min, Liu, Jun, Wang, Hui and Scotney, Bryan (2014) Uncertainty Reasoning Based Formal Framework for Big Video Data Understanding. In: Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT)-Volume 02, 11-14 Aug 2014, Warsaw, Poland.

Little, Suzanne, Clawson, Kathy, Mereu, Anna and Rodriguez, Aitor (2013) Identifying and addressing challenges for search and analysis of disparate surveillance video archives. In: 5th International Conference on Imaging for Crime Prevention and Detection, 16 - 17 Dec 2013, Kingston University London, UK.

Little, Suzanne, Jargalsaikhan, Iveel, Albatal, Rami, Direkoglu, Cem, O'Connor, Noel E, Smeaton, Alan F, Clawson, Kathy, Jing, Min, Scotney, Brian and Wang, Hui (2013) SAVASA project@ TRECVid 2013: semantic indexing and interactive surveillance event detection. In: TRECVid 2013, December 2013, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Washington DC.

Little, Suzanne, Jargalsaikhan, Iveel, Clawson, Kathy, Nieto, Marcos, Li, Hao, Direkoglu, Cem, O'Connor, Noel E, Smeaton, Alan F, Liu, Jun and Scotney, Bryan (2013) Interactive surveillance event detection at TRECVid2012. In: ICMR'13 International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, 16 - 19 Apr 2013, Dallas, TX, USA.

Little, Suzanne, Jargalsaikhan, Iveel, Clawson, Kathy, Nieto, Marcos, Li, Hao, Direkoglu, Cem, O'Connor, Noel E, Smeaton, Alan F, Scotney, Bryan and Wang, Hui (2013) An information retrieval approach to identifying infrequent events in surveillance video. In: ICMR'13 International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, 16 - 19 Apr 2013, Dallas, TX, USA.

Liu, Xueqin, Clawson, Kathy, Wang, Hui, Scotney, Bryan and Liu, Jun (2013) Complex event recognition with uncertainty reasoning. In: Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC), 2013 International Conference on, 14 - 17 Jul 2013, Tianjin, China.

Little, Suzanne, Clawson, Kathy, Direkoglu, Cem, Gaines10, Se{\'a}n, Gaudino, Francesca, Gim{\'e}nez, Roberto, Jargalsaikhan, Iveel, Kafetzakis, Emmanouil, Kourtis, Tasos and Liu, Jun (2012) SAVASA-Standards-Based Approach to Video Archive Search and Analysis. In: TRECVid 2012, 26-28 Nov 2012, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Washington,DC.

Clawson, Kathy, Morrow, Philip, Scotney, Bryan, McKenna, John and Dolan, Olivia (2009) Analysis of pigmented skin lesion border irregularity using the harmonic wavelet transform. In: 2009 International Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference, 2-4 Sep 2009, Dublin, Ireland.

Clawson, Kathy, Morrow, PJ, Scotney, BW, McKenna, DJ and Dolan, OM (2007) Computerised Skin Lesion Surface Analysis for Pigment Asymmetry Quantification. In: MVIP 2007 International Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference, 5-7 Sep 2007, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland.

Clawson, Kathy, Morrow, Philip J, Scotney, Bryan W, McKenna, D John and Dolan, Olivia M (2007) Determination of optimal axes for skin lesion asymmetry quantification. In: ICIP 2007: IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 16-19 Sep 2007, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Clawson, Kathy, Morrow, PJ, Scotney, BW, Dolan, O and McKenna, J (2006) Evaluation of Skin Lesion Asymmetry using Fourier Descriptors. In: Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing (IMVIP 2006), 30 Aug - 1 Sep 2006, Dublin City University.

Thesis

Clawson, Kathy (2009) EMED: enhancement of melanoma early diagnosis. Doctoral thesis, University of Ulster.

This list was generated on Fri Jul 19 10:41:54 2019 BST.
  • Image and video processing
  • Deep learning for machine vision
  • Feature extraction and representation
  • Machine learning
  • Affective computing

Last updated 11 June 2019