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Meghna Asthana
Research Student


3D face capture, illumination and reflectance modelling, face processing, statistical shape modelling (particularly for directional data or data lying on non-Euclidian manifolds), omnidirectional imaging, shape-from-shading and photometric stereo, species recognition, satellite image analysis, topography analysis


MSc Data Science, University of Bath
MSc & DIC Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London


Computer Vision researcher with excellent academic pedigree. I have been supervised by academics who are top of their fields - Dr William Smith & Dr Patrik Huber (University of York), Dr Tom Haines (University of Bath) & Dr Aldo Faisal (Imperial College London). My portfolio consists of a myriad of government, non-profit and academic projects - most prominent of them being a DSSGx '22 Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute & University of Warwick. I am currently collaborating with UK Government, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UNICEF, Save The Children and London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Government on multiple projects.

Honours, Awards and Fundings

Data Science for Social Good Fellowship 2022, Alan Turing Institute

Innovate UKRI Fund 2022, Pure Leapfrog

UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund - AI for Science and Health 2021, Alan Turing Institute

Silver Medalist for Functional Electrical Stimulation Technology 2016, Cybathlon Bionic Olympics

Sports Innovation Challenge Program 2016, Imperial College London

The Healthcare Technology Student and Early Career Awards 2015, Institution of Engineering and Technology

Merit-based scholarship for International Undergraduate Students 2012-15, University of Huddersfield


Contact details

Department of Computer Science
University of York
Deramore Lane
YO10 5GH

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325500

Office: CSE/116-1


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