Researcher biography

Dr Alina Bialkowski is a computer vision & machine learning researcher and lecturer, working on applications in medical imaging and intelligent transport systems. Her research interests are in extracting information from data and developing interpretable models to solve real-world problems. She holds a PhD and BEng (Electrical Engineering) from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Her doctoral studies were in characterising group behaviours from visual and spatio-temporal data to enhance statistics and visualisation in sports analytics as well as intelligent surveillance systems. She spent a year at Disney Research Pittsburgh where she developed techniques to automatically analyse team sports, followed by 2.5 years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University College London, developing deep neural networks to better understand human perception and attention in driving, before joining UQ in late 2017.

The impact of her research is evidenced by the high number of citations to her work (>1000 citations and an h-index of 16 according to Google Scholar) and awards including a best paper prize in 2017 at WACV (a top computer vision conference). In addition to high impact journals and conferences, her work has resulted in 6 international patents filed with Disney Research, Toyota Motor Europe, University College London, and The University of Queensland.