Biography

Dr Kanwal received her master's and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Sciences from the University of Essex, UK in 2013. She has also received a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research fellowship (for 3-years) to do an industry led project related to secure and privacy protected CCTV video storage and retrieval as a principal investigator. Her research interests are in the field of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. She is actively working on applying machine learning to develop cutting-edge solutions for health, security, and vision applications. Her publications on multimedia data security, visual privacy, low-level image features, virtual reality, EEG/ECG signal analysis, and pupillometry have been very well supported by the research community. She is an active reviewer of good-standing journals and conferences. She is a Senior Member of IEEE since 2019. She has also been awarded a senior fellow status of Advance HE, UK in 2022.

Research and scholarship

Research grants

  • Principal Investigator: Commercialisation Fund Programme 2020, Commercial Case Feasibility Support Grant by Enterprise Ireland, Title: “Market Feasibility Study for A Secured Video Storage System with Privacy Protection Feature” (Funding: €15000)
  • Principal Investigator: Marie Curie Career-Fit (International fellowship- 2018) to work on a research project with the funding support by Enterprise Ireland and H2020 European Project (2019-2022). Project title: Distributed Deep Learning System for Privacy Preserving Video Retrieval in Large Scale Video Sensing (Funding: €256,200)
  • Principal Investigator: Research grant from the President Doctoral Scholarship (PDS) program, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, Ireland to supervise a PhD research project (2020-2024) Project title: Federated AI Learning to Understand Human Emotions Via Smart Clothing and Edge Analytics under my supervision. (Funding: €77,000)
  • Principal Investigator: Research grant from the President Doctoral Scholarship (PDS) program, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, Ireland to supervise a PhD research student (2020- 2024) Project title: Activity Recognition in Encrypted Videos using Federated Learning: A framework for Privacy Protected Big Data Analysis (Funding: €77,000)

School of Computing and Mathematics
Keele University
Staffordshire
ST5 5AA