From Silicon Retinas To The Real-Verse - Human Centric Digital Vision

Neuromorphic visual sensors mimic the way the human visual system and brain capture and process visual information (e.g., via asynchronous spikes) and enable a highly effective data representation and processing (e.g., via spike neural networks) that can be used for applications from medicine (e.g. artificial retinas)  to surveillance and structural health monitoring.   

On the other side, the latest display technologies enable immersive and hyper-realistic human-centric representations (towards the “real-verse”). 

The talk will present the latest innovations on human-centric visual capturing and representation, from an introduction to the concept of neuromorphic visual sensors with some application examples to the latest immersive 3D technologies (“light field”), including relevant research undertaken by Prof Martini’s team at Kingston University, also on measuring and managing users’ quality of experience.  


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


08 Nov 2023

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 11/08/2023 18:00 11/08/2023 21:00 From Silicon Retinas To The Real-Verse - Human Centric Digital Vision Digital visual communication is now ubiquitous, leading to research and commercial interest on novel modalities for capturing and displaying visual information. This talk explores the relevant work that Prof Maria Martini of Kingston University has been undertaking. Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK


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Prof. Maria Martini

Prof. Maria Martini

Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing, and the Environment. - Kingston University London

Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing, and the Environment at Kingston University London, Maria leads the Wireless Multimedia Networking Research Group and is MSc Field Leader. She received the Laurea in electronic engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Perugia (Italy) in 1998 and the Ph.D. in Electronics and Computer Science from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2002. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

She has led the KU team in national and international research projects, funded by the European Commission (e.g., OPTIMIX, CONCERTO, QoE-NET, Qualinet), UK research councils (e.g., EPSRC, British Council, Royal Society), Innovate UK, and international industries. IEEE Senior Member (since 2007), Associate Editor for IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2018-2021) and  IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2014-2018), she was lead guest editor for the IEEE JSAC special issue on "QoE-aware wireless multimedia systems"  and  editor for, e.g., IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Multimedia,  Int. Journal on Telemedicine and Applications. 

Expert Evaluator and Panel Member for the European Commission and  national research councils (e.g. EPSRC College member and evaluator for MRC in the UK), she is part of the NetWorld Europe ETP Expert Group, Board member of the Video Quality Expert Group (VQEG) and member of the IEEE Multimedia Communications technical committee, having served as vice-chair (2014-2016), chair (2012-2014) of the 3D Rendering, Processing, Communications Interest Group, key member of the QoE and multimedia streaming IG.

Her research interests include wireless multimedia networks, video quality assessment, decision theory, machine learning, and medical applications. She authored about 200 international scientific articles and  book sections,  international patents and contributions to international standards (IEEE and ITU). She currently chairs the IEEE SA P3333.1.4 standardisation working group and she is Technical Programme Committee Chair for ACM MMSYS 2024. She has been part of the steering committee of several conferences (including IEEE ICME) and organised several international conferences/workshops.

She is named in the Stanford University list of the world's top 2% scientists. 

Reasons to attend

Learn about concept of neuromorphic visual sensors.

Learn about the latest immersive display technologies.

Learn about measuring the quality of experience for multimedia systems.

Network with other professionals.

Earn 1 CPD.


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18.00-18.30 - Registration (Tea/Coffee and Sandwiches)

18.30-19.30 - Speakers take to stage

19.30-20.00 - Audience Q&A

20.00-21.00 - Network Reception  (Tea/Coffee and Sandwiches)



Free for Non-Members and Members of the IET.


Free Registration