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Professor Mansour Moniri

Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange 

BSc, PhD, CEng, FIET, SFHEA, MIEEE

    Professor Mansour Moniri is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He was awarded R. O. Dunmore prize in 1985 and IEE Award in 1986. His industrial KTP project entered among the top three in Engineer Technology & Innovation Awards 2009. During his early career he worked as a researcher with INMOS Ltd on developing computer based testing systems for data converters. He was the principal investigator and co-inventor of the patented Spectral 360® (US patent 2015), an Adaptive Video Analytics algorithm used in surveillance applications. He has a multidisciplinary academic background covering Computing and Engineering fields.  His research focuses on the development and implementation of digital data processing systems including signals, images, video and other forms of data. He was a consultant to six International Oil Companies and conducted research projects with BMW and Alstom Ltd. He held a number of University positions including Head of Digital Processing Technology Research Group, Director of Technology Research Institute, Director of research and postgraduate studies, Faculty Head of Research and Head of the School of Engineering at Staffordshire University. He is currently Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of East London.
     



    Overview

    Focus of the research

     Development and implementation of multi-dimensional signal processing systems covering digital processing of signals, images and video:               

    • Example of one dimensional signal processing: mixed signal data converters, digital filters, multi-rate processing
    • Example of two dimensional processing (image processing): shape recognition, enhancement, watermarking, copyright protection
    • Example of three dimensional processing (video processing): compression, change detection, recognition, surveillance

    Selected Research Projects

    • Object-Based Video Coding and Compressed Domain Processing
    • RFID-Based camera tracking for virtual studio applications
    • 'Smart Video Surveillance systems for Workplace Applications
    • Advanced searching and retrieval of images
    • Efficient architectures for 1D and 2D algorithms using FPGAs
    • Application of Generalised Finite Automata Methods to Image Authentication and Copyright Protection
    • Multi-Sensor Data Fusion for Location and Condition Assessment of Underground Pipes
    • Image recognition Using Spread Spectrum
    • Image-based Authentication using Eye-Tracking
    • Simulation and Design of a Wavelet Based Codec for Video Applications
    • Multi-rate audio processing in a video synchronizer environment

    Enterprise and commercial activities  

    • Established Digital Processing Technology Research & Enterprise Centre funded by AWM to support companies in the region in particular SMEs.
    • Led knowledge transfer partnerships with industry
    • Provided consultancy and training to national and international companies.

    Selected Enterprise projects

    • DSP for location of underground utilities’ Cable Detection Ltd (KTP, government rating ‘outstanding’)
    • ‘Video processing system for security applications under harsh environmental conditions using watermarking techniques’, funded by Fortress Ltd
    • ‘Sensor-based signal conversion under extreme environmental conditions’ ALSTOM Ltd.
    • ‘Filtering and detection algorithms for controlling relays’, ALSTOM Ltd
    • ‘Advanced Digital Design using VHDL’, industrial short course
    • Consultancy & training for International Oil Companies funded by VIBA Ltd, AGIP Ltd, WAHA Ltd, AZZAWIA Ltd, SIRTE Ltd, RASCO Ltd (£600K)
     


    Collaborators

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    Research

    Selected publications

    ‘Prediction architecture based on block matching statistics for mixed spatial resolution multi-view video coding’,  H Said1, M Moniri, C Chibelushi, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, May 2017, DOI: 10.1186/s13640-017-0164-7

    ‘Towards a fully automated monitoring system for Manhole Cover: Smart Cities and IOT applications’, H Aly, A Soliman, M Moniri, IEEE Smart Cities First International Conference, Guadalajar, Mexico 25-28 Oct 2015, pp24-30

    ‘Adaptive Compressive Sensing for Target Tracking within Wireless Visual Sensor Networks-based Surveillance applications’, Salema Fayed, Sherin Youssef, Amr El-Helw,  Mohammad Patwary and Mansour Moniri, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer, May 2015, pp1-25

    Image segmentation using adaptive video analytics, Image processing US patent, No.US 9047677 B2, M Sedky, C Chibelushi, M Moniri, June 2015

    ‘Spectral-360: A Physics-Based Technique for Change Detection’, Sedky, M. Moniri, C. Chibelushi, 2014 IEEE Change Detection Workshop (CDW-2014) (held in conjunction with 2014 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2014)), Columbus, Ohio, USA, 23 - 28 June 2014

    ‘Evaluation of Performance Enhancement for Crash Constellation Prediction via Car-to-Car Communication: A Simulation Model Based Approach’, Kuehbeck, T., Hakobyan, G., Sikora, A., Chibelushi, C.C., Moniri, M , Proc. of the 6th International Workshop on Communication Technologies for Vehicles (Nets2Cars 2014),Offenburg, Germany, 6 - 7 May 2014

    ‘A Hybrid Adaptive Compressive Sensing Model for Visual Tracking in Wireless Visual Sensor Networks’, Salema Fayed, Sherin Youssef, Amr El-Helw,  Mohammad Patwary and Mansour Moniri, International Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing, Volume 8, ISSN: 1998-4464, pp. 399-409, 2014.

    ‘Compressive Sensing-based Target Tracking for Wireless Visual Sensor Networks’, S.Fayed, S.Youssef, A.El-Helw, M.Patwary and M.Moniri, 18th International conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC 2014), Vol. 1, Santorini, Greece, July, 2014, pp. 44-50

    ‘Comparative Analysis on the Competitiveness of Conventional and Compressive Sensing-based Query Processing’, S.Fayed, S.Youssef, A.El-Helw, A.S.Akbari, M.Patwary and M.Moniri, 18th international conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC 2014),  Vol. 1, Santorini, Greece, July, 2014, pp. 240-245

    ‘Compressive sensing-based target tracking for wireless visual sensor networks’, Salema Fayed, Sherin Youssef, Amr El-Helw, Mohammad Patwary, and Mansour Moniri. In 18th international conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC 2014), vol 1, pages 44-50, Santorini,Greece, July 2014.

    ‘Comparative analysis on the competitiveness of conventional and compressive sensing-based query processing’, Salema Fayed, Sherin Youssef, Amr El-Helw, Mohammad Patwary, and Mansour Moniri.. In 18th international conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC2014), vol 1, pages 240-245, Santorini,Greece, July 2014.

    ‘Efficient Object Localisation Using Sparsely Distributed Passive RFID Tags’, Po Yang, Wenyan Wu, Mansour Moniri, Claude C Chibelushi, IEEE Trans on Industrial Electronics, V60, issue 12, p5914, Dec 2013.

    ‘Physics-Based Technique for Protecting Privacy in Surveillance Videos’, Sedky, M., Chibelushi, C.C., Moniri, M , Proc. of the MediaEval 2013 Multimedia Benchmark Workshop, Barcelona, Spain, October 18 - 19, 2013 (Online: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1043/)

    ‘An Adaptive Reference Frame Re- Ordering Algorithm for H.264/AVC Based Multi-View Video Codec’, Said, H., Sheikh Akbari, A, Moniri, M.. In: EUSIPCO. 2013, pp. 1–5.

    ‘Effect of Inter-camera Angles on the Performance of an H.264/AVC Based Multi-view Video Codec’ Sheikh Akbari, A, Said H, Moniri, M. In: Picture Coding Symposium. May 2012, IEEE, pp. 109–112.

    ‘Specular-based Illumination Estimation Using Blind Signal Separation Techniques’, W. Badawi, C. Chibelushi, M. Patwary, M. Moniri, IET Image Processing Journal,  issue 8, volume 6, p1181, 2012.

    ‘The Effect of Directional Antenna on the Distribution of Doppler Spectrum in 3-D Radio Propagation Environment’, Syed J.  Nawaz, M.  Patwary, Noor M. Khan, and M. Moniri, IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, Sept 2011, Issue 7, pp2895-2903.

    'Object segmentation using full spectrum matching of albedo derived from colour images', M Sedky, C Chibelushi, M Moniri, patent, No 0822953.6, 2011.

    ‘Power Harvesting for smart sensor networks in monitoring water distribution system’, M. Mohamed, W. Wu, M. Moniri, International conference on networking, sensing and control, ICNSC 2011, P393-398.

    ‘Multi-sensor Data Fusion for the Simultaneous Location and Condition Assessment of Underground Water Pipelines’, Abdel-Aleem, M., Chibelushi, C.C., Moniri, M., Proc. of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, pp. 416 - 421, Delft, Netherlands, 11-13 April 2011

    ‘A hybrid marker-based camera tracking approach in augmented reality’, P Yang, W Wenyan, M Moniri Source: IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC'07, p 622-62, 2007

    ‘Retro-reflective camera tracking in a virtual studio production’, T. Bosakowski, W Wu, M Moniri, P, Hughes, Proceedings of 15th International conference on Automation & computing, University of Bedfordshire, Sept 2009

    ‘A Sensor-Based SLAM Algorithm for Camera Tracking in Virtual Studio’, Yang, P., Wu, W., Moniri, M., Chibelushi, C.C., , International Journal of Automation and Computing, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 152-162, April 2008

    ‘SLAM Algorithm for 2D Object Trajectory Tracking Based on RFID Passive Tags’, Yang, P., Wu, W., Moniri, M., Chibelushi, C.C., , Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on RFID, pp. 165 - 172, Las Vegas, USA, 16 - 17 April 2008.

    ‘RFID tag infrastructures on camera tracking in virtual studio environment’, P Yang W Wu M Moniri, C, Chibelushi, proc of The 4th IET European conference on visual media production London, 2007-ISBN / ISSN 9780863418433/  0537-9989 Reference PEZ07934

    ‘Image Authentication using generalised finite automata’, S. Nour El-Din, M. Moniri, IEE proceedings vision, image and signal processing, August 2006.

    ‘Binary shape coding using finite automata, IEE proceedings vision, image and signal processing’, A. Makarov, M. Moniri, Oct 2006

    ‘Multi-class pattern learning using spread spectrum codes’, A. El-Helw,  M. Moniri, C. Chibelushi, IEE Electronic letters, August 2006, in print.

    ‘A hybrid marker based camera tracking approach in Augmented reality’, P. Yang, W. Wu, M. Moniri, IEEE International conference on networking, sensing & control, Nov 2006.

    ‘Binary Shape Coding Using Finite Automata’, S. Nour El-Din, M. Moniri, IEE Proceedings vision, image and signal processing, under second review April 2005.

    ‘A new approach to object based video composition in the compressed domain’, M. Abdel-Maguid and Mansour Moniri, 5th IASTED International Conference  on Visualisation, Imaging & image processing, 7-9 Sept 2005.

    ‘Video Combiner for Multi-Channel Video Surveillance Based on Finite State Methods’, M. Abdel-Maguid and Mansour Moniri, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance, Sept 15-16 2005.

    ‘Classification of Smart Video Surveillance Systems for commercial applications’, M. Sedkey and M Moniri, IEEE International conference on Advanced Video and signal based surveillance, Sept 2005.

    ‘Smart video surveillance for Workplace applications: Implications, technologies and requirements’, M. Sedkey and M. Moniri, IASTED International Conference on Visualisation, Imaging  and Image Processing, VIIP Sept 2005.

    ‘Self-similarity: A Measure for benchmarking semi-fragile image authentication techniques’, S. Nour El-Din, M. Moniri Proceedings of NRSC pp C4-1/6, March 2005.

    ‘Gesture Driven Mobile Telecare Systems: Challenges and Prospects’, S. Hegazy, M M oniri and C. Chibelushi, WSEAS Transactions on Systems, Issue 10, V. 4, pp 1715-1724, Oct 2005.

    ‘Using Multi-Level Generalized Finite Automata For Image Retrieval’, A. A. Soliman, M. Moniri and C. C. Chibelushi, 5th PREP '05 Conference, 2005.

    ‘Fragile and semi-fragile image authentication based on finite automata’, S.  Nour El-Din, M. Moniri, Proceedings of IEEE ICIP, pp 897-900 vol.2, Sept 2002.

    ‘Secure Watermarks based on Image analysis in Automata domain’, S. Nour El-Din, M. Abdel Maguid, M. Moniri, Proceedings of WIAMS, pp 265-270, April 2003.

    ‘Hierarchical signatures for semi-fragile image authentication with localisation’, S. Nour El-Din, M. Moniri, Proceedings of IEE VIE, pp 317-320, July 2003.

    ‘Multiple secure image dependant watermarks for copyright protection’, S. Nour El-Din, M. Moniri, Proceedings of IEE VIE, pp 321-324, July 2003.

    ‘A New Approach to Image Retrieval Using Multi-Level Generalized Finite Automata’, A. A. Soliman, M. Moniri and C. C. Chibelushi, Proceedings of IEE VIE, pp 298-301, July 2003.

    ‘Efficient Recursive Digital Filters using Combined Look-Ahead Denominator Distribution and Numerator Decomposition’, Living J., B. Al-Hashimi, Moniri M, Journal of VLSI Signal Processing, 27(3), pp 269-295, March 2001.

    ‘Sensitivity Analysis of Generalized Finite Automata for Image Retrieval’, A. A. Soliman, M. Moniri and C. C. Chibelushi, Proceedings of VIIP, Vol.1, pp 345-350, 2003.

    ‘Efficient Processing of Binary Shape Masks In The Compressed Domain Using Generalized Finite Transducers’, M. Abdel Maguid, M. Moniri, Proceedings of ISSPA, pp 637-640 Vol. 2, 2003

    ‘Application of Finite State Methods to Content-Based Image Retrieval’, A. A. Soliman, M. Moniri and C. C. Chibelushi, Proceedings of PRIP, 2004

    ‘Processing of visual binary data in the compressed domain using generalised finite transducers’, Alex Makarov, M. Moniri, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Multimedia, video and speech processing, pp 64-67, May 2001.

    ‘Shape description using Generalised Finite Automata for object-based video coding’, A. Makarov, M. Moniri, IEEE NORSIG, June 2000, pp395-398.

    ‘Compressed Domain Processing of shape in Object-based video using finite state methods’, A. Makarov, M. Moniri, IEE CSNDSP, July 2000, pp375-380.

    ‘Current-mode group-delay equalisation using pole-zero mirroring technique’, B. M. Al-Hashimi, F. Dudek M. Moniri_M, IEE Proceedings: Circuits, Devices and Systems, October 2000, Vol.147, No4, pp.257-263.

    ‘Current-mode elliptic filter design based on symmetrical current switching’, F. Dudek, B. M. Al-Hashimi, and M. Moniri, International Journal of Electronics, 2000, Vol 87, No 2, pp163-175.

    ‘Analysis of interpolation waveforms in time-averaging interpolative digital to analogue converters’, M. Moniri, IEE proceedings Circuits Devices & systems, Vol 145, No. 6, Dec 1998.

    ‘Noise analysis of time-averaging interpolation in D/A conversion’,M. Moniri, R A Belcher, IEE proceedings Circuits Devices & systems, June 1996, pp143-148.

    ‘Integrated universal biquad based on triple-output OTAs and using digitally programmable zeros’, B. M. Al-Hashimi, F. Dudek   M. Moniri_M, IEE Proceedings: Circuits, Devices and Systems, Jun 1998, Vol.145, No.3, pp.192-196.

    ‘Efficient design of elliptic wave filters using Bruton and Inverse Bruton transformations’, J. D. Lancaster, B. M. Al-Hashimi, M Moniri, IEE Proceedings: Circuits, Devices and Systems, Nov 1999, Vol 146, No. 5, pp 205-209.

    ‘CMOS equaliser for compensating sinc(x) distortion of video D/A converters’, F. Dudek, B. M. Al-Hashimi, M. Moniri, IEE Electronics letters Sept 1997, Vol.33 No.19.

    ‘Systematic Generation of Current Mode Dual Output OTA Filters Using a Building Block Approach’,M. Moniri, Bashir Al-Hashimi, International Journal of Electronics, Volume 83, Number 2, August 1997.

    ‘New analytical model of interpolation waveforms in time-averaging interpolative digital to analogue converters’, M Moniri, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), June 1998.

    ‘Constrained Genetic Algorithms design of finite precision FIR linear phase raised cosine filters’, B. M. Al-Hashimi, W. P. Summerset, M. Moniri, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), June 1998.

    ‘High performance distributed arithmetic FPGA decimators for video frequency applications’, J. Living, B. M. Al-Hashimi, M. Moniri, IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems, Lisbon, Portugal Sept 1998.

    ‘Analysis and compensation of OTA Non ideal effects in video frequency CMOS Sinc(x) Equalisers’, F. Dudeck, B. M. Al-Hashimi, M. Moniri, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), June 1998.

    ‘Efficient design of switched-current lowpass elliptic wave filters using Bruton transformation’, J. D. Lancaster, B. M. Al-Hashimi, M Moniri, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), June 1998.

    ‘Compensation of Non-ideal Effects in Video-Frequency Sinc(x)-Equalizers Using Tunable Gm-C Structure’ F. Dudek, B. M. Al-Hashimi, and M. Moniri, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) ,June 1999.

    ‘Delta-operator: An adaptive discrete-time operator model for high sampling rate recursive digital filters’, M. Moniri, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), June 1997, pp345-348.

    ‘A computer program for the design and analysis of linear phase FIR raised cosine filters’, B. M Al-Hashimi, W. P. Somerset &M. Moniri, IEEE proceedings Midwest symposium on Circuits and Systems, Vol.11, Aug 1996, pp627-630.

    ‘Generation of current mode filter structures using dual output transconductance amplifiers’, M. Moniri, B Al-Hashimi, IEEE Midwest symposium on Circuits and Systems, Vol.11, Aug 1996, pp903-906.

    ‘Comparative Study of recursive digital filters using z and d operators, D Holdcroft, M Moniri and B M Al-Hashimi, IEE colloquium, Dec 1996, pp 4/1- 4/4.

    ‘Processing of Visual Binary Data in the Compressed Domain Using Generalised Finite Transducers’, A. Makarov, M. Moniri, Accepted for publication in June ISIMP 2001.

    ‘Efficient pipelined recursive digital filters using combined numerator decomposition and distributed denominator look-ahead’, J. Living, B. M. Al-Hashimi, M. Moniri, Accepted for publication in Journal of VLSI Signal Processing.

    'Matrix Analysis of Interpolation Noise In Digital to Analogue Conversion', M.Moniri and R.A.Belcher, IEE International conference on A/D and D/A conversion, September 1991, pp11-16.

    'Optimisation of Interpolation Noise in Digital to Analogue Conversion', M.Moniri and R.A.Belcher, IEE International conference on A/D and D/A conversion, September 1991, pp23-28.

    'A PC-based High Speed Arbitrary Waveform Generator', M.Moniri And R.A.Belcher, IEE Colloquium on PC-based Instrumentation, January 1990, pp 7/1-7/5.

    Publications

     Funding obtained from Research, Consultancy and Industrial Training Programmes in the past seven years:

    £114k Cable Detection Ltd, Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Principal Supervisor, shortlisted finalist for
    Engineer Technology & Innovation Awards
    £386k FP7 EU, Smart sensor fusion for efficient water resource management (co-investigator)
    £108k Sirte Ltd, consultancy & training, Ref D04/Y53
    £24k, BMW, Germany, Research into real-time severity models of BMW vehicle safety in Pre-crash situations
    (co-investigator)
    £119k PAAET, tailored training programme for staff from Public Authority for Applied Education and Training
    £85k European Next Generation Infrastructure Foundation Grant, Smart sensor and sensor network for
    monitoring and assessment of water infrastructure (co-investigator)
    £84k Sirte Ltd, consultancy & training, Ref F24/G10/Y14
    £48k Harouge Ltd, consultancy & tailored training programme, Ref P/R4801/4497
    £24k Mellitah Ltd, consultancy & tailored training programme, Ref MO/IMP/029/032
    £36k NOC Ltd, consultancy & tailored training programme, Ref 2666/2668
    £72k Ras Lanuf Ltd, consultancy & tailored training programme, Ref ST/09/10
    £24k Sirte Ltd, consultancy, Ref Y03/09
    £36k Sirte Ltd, consultancy, Ref F02/Z50/09

    Funding