Dr Sophia Bano is a Research Scientist with interests in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence application in Healthcare. Currently, she is associated with the Surgical Robot Vision Group in the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) and is working on the Guided Instrumentation for Fetal Therapy and Surgery (GIFT-Surg) project in the Surgical Robot Vision Group at University College London. She is keen at establishing clinical colloboration at International level to introduce Artifical Intelligence in clinical settings. Previously, She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at University of Dundee, under UK EPSRC project titled Augmenting Communication using Environmental Data to Drive Language Prediction (ACE-LP).
Dr. Bano received Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering and Master in Electrical Engineering degrees from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. Following this, she 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) in which she achieved a distinction in 2011. This was followed, after an internship at Imperial College London (UK), by a successful joint PhD in Interactive and Cognitive Environmentsin 2015, under the Erasmus Mundus Fellowship, from Queen Mary University of London (UK) and Technical University of Catalonia (Spain).