Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
School of Computing
Phone number: 01 700
Academic biography Dr Suzanne Little is an associate professor (senior lecturer) in the School of Computing at Dublin City University and an SFI Principal Investigator at the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics working in the area of media analytics, information access and retrieval across a variety of application domains. She completed her PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2006 examining and developing tools for analysing and managing scientific multimedia data. She has worked on a number of EU projects in the areas of multimedia, technology enhanced education, security, autonomous vehicles and big data. Dr Little is an Investigator in the SFI ENABLE Smart Communities Spoke and a co-director of the SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence. She is also part of the EU H2020 funded Cloud-LSVA and VI-DAS projects in utilising big video and sensor data from instrumented vehicles. Her expertise is in video analysis, semantic search and data integration.
Research interests Content-based analysis and indexing of digital multimedia - principally images and video - using computer vision, machine learning and related techniques. This can be for object or event detection, segmentation, classification and/or tracking. Example applications include surveillance, document reuse (eg, lectures), traffic or instrumented vehicles, smart cities, cultural heritage, sport or entertainment. Also fundamental research in optimising complex neural network based architectures and in the consequences of biased visual datasets and models.