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Dr Banafshe Arbab-Zavar

Research Staff

I received my PhD in Image Processing from the School of Electronics and Computer Science of the University of Southampton in December 2009. For my thesis, I have developed the first model-based approach to ear biometrics guided by the embryological information of the ear structure. Later on I have worked on: detection of unusual tsunamigenic events in the Pacific Ocean in TRIDEC - a large scale IP project; crowd behaviour detection through introduction of novel features inspired by molecular thermodynamics in eVACUATE - a FP7 large scale IP project; tracking and recognition of human behaviour in industrial workflows in SCOVIS - a FP7 project; recognizing plant species from the shape and texture of the leaves in ENVIROFI - a FI-PPP project; and unusualness detection in traffic flow in ZONeSEC - a FP7 large scale IP project. I have been actively involved in successful EU proposals such as eVACUATE (FP7-SEC-2012-1) and EO4wildlife (H2020-EO-2-2015).


Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe (2009) On guided model-based analysis for ear biometrics University of Southampton, School of Electronics and Computer Science, Doctoral Thesis , 131pp.

Hurley, D.J., Arbab-Zavar, B. and Nixon, M.S. (2007) The ear as a biometric At 15th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-2007), Poland. 03 - 07 Sep 2007. , pp. 25-29.

Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe, Nixon, Mark and Hurley, David (2007) On Model-Based Analysis of Ear Biometrics At First IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems (BTAS 07), United States. 27 - 29 Sep 2007.

Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe and Nixon, Mark (2007) On Shape-Mediated Enrolment in Ear Biometrics At 3rd International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2007), United States. 26 - 28 Nov 2007.

Hurley, David J., Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe and Nixon, Mark S. (2007) The Ear as a Biometric In, Jain, Anil and Flynn, Pat (eds.) Handbook of Biometrics. Berlin, DE, Springer pp. 131-150.

Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe and Nixon, Mark (2008) Robust Log-Gabor Filter for Ear Biometrics At 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2008), United States. 08 - 11 Dec 2008.

Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe and Nixon, Mark (2011) On guided model-based analysis for ear biometrics Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 115, (4), pp. 487-502. (doi:10.1016/j.cviu.2010.11.014).

Nixon, Mark S., Bouchrika, Imed, Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe and Carter, John N. (2010) On use of biometrics in forensics: gait and ear At European Signal Processing Conference, Denmark. 23 - 27 Aug 2010.

Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe, Bouchrika, Imed, Carter, John and Nixon, Mark (2010) On Supervised Human Activity Analysis for Structured Environments At 6th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC10), United States. 01 Nov - 01 Dec 2010.

Veres, Galina, Middleton, Lee, Sabeur, Zoheir, Bouchrika, Imed, Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe, Carter, John, Nixon, Mark, Grabner, Helmut, Stalder, Severin, Van Gool, Luc, Morzinger, Roland, Thaler, Marcus, Rene, Schuster, Albert, Hofman and Thallinger, Georg (2010) Tools for semi-automatic monitoring of industrial workflows At ACM Multimedia 2010, Italy. 25 - 29 Oct 2010.

Sabeur, Z., Arbab-Zavar, B., Samperio, R., Wachter, J., Armigliato, A., Omira, R. and Tinti, S. (2012) Automated detection of tsunamigenic signatures and reporting using multi-scale offshore in situ measurements for early tsunami warning and critical decision-support [in special issue: EGU General Assembly 2012] Geophysical Research Abstracts, 14, (EGU2012-12411-1)

Arbab-Zavar, B., Chakravarthy, A. and Sabeur, Z. (2012) Geospatial intelligence and visual classification of environmentally observed species in the future Internet At European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012 (EGU 2012), Austria. 22 - 27 Apr 2012.

Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe, Carter, John N. and Nixon, M.S. (2013) On hierarchical modelling of motion for workflow analysis from overhead view Machine Vision and Applications

Sabeur, Zoheir, Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe, Wachter, Joachim, Hammitzsch, Martin, Lowe, Peter, Lendholdt, Matthias, Armigliato, Alberto, Pagnoni, Gianluca, Tinti, Stefano and Omira, Rachid (2013) Modeling and detection of hydrodynamic trends for advancing early-tsunami warnings At ISOPE 2013, United States. 30 Jun - 05 Jul 2013.

Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe, Xingjie, Wei, Bustard, John, Nixon, Mark S. and Li, Chang-Tsun (2015) On forensic use of biometrics In, Handbook of Digital Forensics of Multimedia Data and Devices. Wiley

Hall-May, Martin, Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe, Houpert, Jorg, Tiensch, Christian, Fassold, Hannes and Engen, Vegard (2015) DAVID D2.2: Analysis of loss modes in preservation systems , Southampton, GB University of Southampton 50pp. (doi:10.7800/304DAVID22).

Correndo, Gianluca, Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe, Zlatev, Zlatko and Sabeur, Zoheir, (2015) Context ontology modelling for improving situation awareness and crowd evacuation from confined spaces Denzer, Ralf, Argent, Robert M., Schimak, Gerald and Hrebicek, Jiri (eds.) In Environmental Software Systems. Infrastructures, Services and Applications. Springer., pp. 407-416.

Sabeur, Zoheir, Zlatev, Zlatko, Melas, Panagiotis, Veres, Galina, Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe, Middleton, Lee and Museux, Nicolas (2017) Large scale surveillance, detection and alerts information management system for critical infrastructure At International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, Zadar, Croatia. 10 - 12 May 2017. 10 pp.

Sabeur, Z.A., Correndo, G., Veres, G., Arbab-Zavar, B., Lorenzo, J., Habib, T., Haugommard, A., Martin, F., Zigna, J.-M. and Weller, G. (2017) EO Big Data connectors and analytics for understanding the effects of climate change on migratory trends of marine wildlife At International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, Zadar, Croatia. 10 - 12 May 2017. 9 pp.

Sabeur, Zoheir, Correndo, Gianluca, Veres, Galina, Arbab-Zavar, Banafshe, Neumann, Geoffrey, Ivall, Thomas D, Castel, F, Zigna, J M and Lorenzo, J., (2017) EO big data analytics for the discovery of new trends of marine species habitats in a changing global climate Soille, Pierre and Marchetti, Pier Giorgio (eds.) In Publications Office of the European Union,, 2017. European Union.. (doi:10.2760/383579).


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