Sophia Bano

Research Associate
Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences
Department of Computer Science
University College London

Charles Bell House (WEISS)
London, W1W 7TY, UK

Email: sophia.bano-at-ucl.ac.uk

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Biography

I am a Senior Research Fellow with interests in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence applications in Healthcare. Currently, I am associated with the Surgical Robot Vision Group in the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) and I am working on the Guided Instrumentation for Fetal Therapy and Surgery (GIFT-Surg) project. I am keen at establishing collaborations at International level to introduce Artificial Intelligence in clinical settings. Previously, I worked on the Augmenting Communication using Environmental Data to Drive Language Prediction (ACE-LP) project as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at University of Dundee.

I received Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering and Master in Electrical Engineering degrees from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. Following this, I secured Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for the highly competitive MSc in Computer Vision and Robotics (VIBOT) programme run jointly by Heriot-Watt University (UK), University of Girona (Spain) and University of Burgundy (France), and received my MSc degree in 2011, under the supervision of Prof. Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena following an internship at Imperial College London (UK). I received a joint PhD from Queen Mary University of London (UK) and Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), through the Erasmus Mundus Fellowship, under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Cavallaro , in 2016.

Research Highlights

Areas of Interest

Computer Vision, Surgical Vision, Surgical Data Science, Medical Imaging, Geometric Understanding, Image Registration, Robotics, Multimodal Content Analysis (Audio, Video, Inertial Sensor), Unconstrained Multimedia Analysis.

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Selected Publications

For complete list of publications, CLICK HERE.

AutoFB: Automating Fetal Biometry Estimation from Standard Ultrasound Planes

S. Bano, B. Dromey, F. Vasconcelos, R. Napolitano, A. L. David, D. M. Peebles, D. Stoyanov
24th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), accepted, Springer, 2021
[arxiv-preprint]

Automating Periodontal Bone Loss Measurement via Dental Landmark Localisation

R. P. Danks, S. Bano, A. Orishko, H. J. Tan, F. M. Sancho, F. D'Aiuto, & D. Stoyanov
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS), Vol.16, pp. 1189–1199, 2021
[PDF] [IPCAI2021 talk] [Slides]

FetReg: Placental Vessel Segmentation and Registration in Fetoscopy Challenge Dataset

S. Bano, A. Casella, F. Vasconcelos, S. Moccia, G. Attilakos, R. Wimalasundera, A. L. David, D. Paladini, J. Deprest, E. D. Momi, L. S. Mattos, D. Stoyanov
arXiv preprint arXiv:2106.05923, 2021
[PDF]

A Fluidic Soft Robot for Needle Guidance and Motion Compensation in Intratympanic Steroid Injections

L. Lindenroth, S. Bano, A. Stilli, J. G. Manjaly, & D. Stoyanov
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 6(2), 871-878, 2021
[PDF]

Deep learning for detection and segmentation of artefact and disease instances in gastrointestinal endoscopy

S. Ali, M. Dmitrieva, N. Ghatwary, S. Bano, G. Polat, A. Temizel, A. Krenzer et al.
Medical Image Analysis, 70, 102002, 2021
[PDF]

Deep Learning-based Fetoscopic Mosaicking for Field-of-View Expansion

Sophia Bano, Francisco Vasconcelos, Marcel Tella Amo, George Dwyer, Caspar Gruijthuijsen, Jan Deprest, Sebastien Ourselin, Emmanuel Vander Poorten, Tom Vercauteren, Danail Stoyanov
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS), 2020
[PDF] [Talk][IJCARS - MICCAI2019 Best Paper Award]

Deep Human Activity Recognition with Localisation of Wearable Sensors

Isah A. Lawal, Sophia Bano
IEEE Access, 2020 [PDF]

Deep Placental Vessel Segmentation for Fetoscopic Mosaicking

Sophia Bano, Francisco Vasconcelos, Luke M. Shepherd, Emmanuel Vander Poorten, Tom Vercauteren, Sebastien Ourselin, Anna L. David, Jan Deprest, Danail Stoyanov
International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 2020
[Arxiv-preprint] [Data][Video] [MICCAI2020 talk]

FetNet: A Recurrent Convolutional Network for Occlusion Identification in Fetoscopic Videos

Sophia Bano, Francisco Vasconcelos, Emmanuel Vander Poorten, Tom Vercauteren, Sebastien Ourselin, Jan Deprest, Danail Stoyanov
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS), 2020
[PDF] [Video] [IPCAI2020 talk] [Slides]

Deep Learning Based Anatomical Site Classification for Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Qi He, Sophia Bano, Omer F. Ahmad, Bo Yang, Xin Chen, Pietro Valdastri, Laurence B. Lovat, Danail Stoyanov, Siyang Zuo
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS), 2020
[PDF] [IPCAI2020 talk] [Slides]

Deep Sequential Mosaicking of Fetoscopic Videos

Sophia Bano, Francisco Vasconcelos, Marcel Tella Amo, George Dwyer, Caspar Gruijthuijsen, Jan Deprest, Sebastien Ourselin, Emmanuel Vander Poorten, Tom Vercauteren, Danail Stoyanov
International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 2019
[PDF] [Video] [Poster]

Deep Human Activity Recognition using Wearable Sensors

Isah A. Lawal, Sophia Bano
International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA), 2019
[Preprint]

XmoNet: A Fully Convolutional Network for Cross-Modality MR Image Inference

Sophia Bano, Muhammad Asad, Ahmed E. Fetit, Islem Rekik
International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention - PRIME Workshop (MICCAI), 2018
[PDF][Poster]

Multimodal Egocentric Analysis of Focused Interactions

Sophia Bano, Tamas Suveges, Jianguo Zhang, Stephen J. Mckenna
IEEE Access, 2018 [PDF] [Data]

Finding Time Together: Detection and Classification of Focused Interaction in Egocentric Video

Sophia Bano, Jianguo Zhang, Stephen J. Mckenna
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision - EPIC Workshop (ICCV), 2017 [PDF][Poster] [Data]

ViComp: Composition of User-Generated Videos

Sophia Bano, Andrea Cavallaro
Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications(MTA), 2016
[PDF]

Gyro-based Camera Motion Detection in User-Generated Videos

Sophia Bano, Andrea Cavallaro
ACM Multimedia Conference (ACM-MM), 2015
[PDF][Poster][Data]

Discovery and Organization of Multi-Camera User-Generated Videos of the Same Event

Sophia Bano, Andrea Cavallaro
Elsevier Information Sciences, 2015
[PDF]

Smooth Path Planning for a Biologically-Inspired Neurosurgical Probe

Sophia Bano, Seong Young Ko, Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena
International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2012
[PDF][Poster]


For complete list of publications, CLICK HERE.

Datasets

  • Fetoscopy Placenta Data
  • Focused Interaction Dataset
  • Multimodal User-Generated Videos (UGV) Dataset
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