Dr Tayyaba Azim
I am a computer scientist with expertise in Machine learning, Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing. I received my masters degree in Computer Science from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, in 2009 and earned doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Southampton, Southampton, in 2014. Soon after completing my Phd, I worked as a Data Scientist with the Horizon Research Institute in University of Nottingham, and then as a Research Scientist at Cortexica Vision Systems, Imperial College of London, U.K. My first industrial assignment as a Research Associate in Horizon research institute was on the exploration of identifying customers’ behavioural trends via topic models, whereas my second industrial assignment as a Research Scientist in Cortexica Vision Systems included the deployment of deep models for improving image retrieval performance offered by the retailers (ASOS and Zalando). Both the jobs gave me an exposure to work on big multimedia data problems using deep learning models in the industry. This also paved my way to initiate research on natural language processing (NLP) tasks, as topic models tend to mine abstract themes in a collection of documents. I further pursued my research in this direction on joining academia as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science.