Shyamala Doraisamy from UPM

Dr Shyamala Doraisamy Featured in the EURAXESS ASEAN Newsletter

Shyamala Doraisamy is an Associate Professor at the Department of Multimedia, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Putra Malaysia (UPM). UPM is a partner in the ULTRACEPT project and Dr. Doraisamy is UPM’s Partner Lead.

Dr. Doraisamy featured in the final EURAXESS ASEAN Newsletter for 2019. The article explained how UPM became involved in the ULTRACEPT project and what their role has been in the consortium.

Dr. Doraisamy received her PhD from Imperial College London in 2004, specializing in the field of Music Information Retrieval and won an award for her music and computing innovation at the Invention and New Product Exposition (INPEX), Pittsburgh, USA in 2007. Her research interest includes Multimedia Information Processing, focusing in particular on sound analysis and has completed several projects on music and health applications. She has been an invited speaker at various conference and research meetings internationally.

Dr. Doraisamy is an active member of the Malaysian Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management Society and was the Chair of the 2018 IEEE 2018 International Conference on Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management Conference (CAMP’18).

During 2019, Dr. Doraisamy has been on secondment at the University of Lincoln (UoL) along with Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Siavash Bahrami and Experienced Researcher (ER) Azreen Azman.

UPM secondees
Shyamala with UPM researchers Azreen Azman (L) and Siavash Bahrami (R)

UPM has been working on the theme of road safety related to the project. The tasks assigned to UPM were mainly based on the work packages, WP2, WP3 and WP4. The team has focused in particular on contributions for task 2.3 in WP2 – ‘To develop long range hazard perception methods coping with low light conditions’.

Dr. Doraisamy secondment has included initial meetings with partners and the completion of proposal discussions for a collaborative PhD research work with Siavash Bahrami. The tasks completed have been based on this collaborative PhD research being co-supervised by UPM and UoL. The research involves investigating the use of sound data for road wetness levels estimation to support the development of long range hazard methods coping with low light conditions.  You can read more about Siavash’s research here.

The team will continue to utilise audiovisual technologies towards the development of Brain-inspired vision systems for long-range hazard perception (WP2).

The article in the EURAXESS ASEAN Newsletter also highlights how participation in an MSCA-RISE can be beneficial for Malaysian research groups and Dr. Doraisamy also provides advice on getting involved in future RISE consortia.


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