Lecturer in Computer Science and Informatics, University of East London

I am a Lecturer at the University of East London where I teach undergraduate Computer Science. My research interest is machine lip-reading which is a specialist topic in both the fields of computer vision and signal processing. I am currently looking for collaborators, research assistants, and PhD students.

From 2012 I was part of a machine lip-reading team at the University of East Anglia where my work was focused on understanding the visual gestures used in lip-reading to improve the accuracy of lip-reading classification algorithms. In 2016 I joined the ACE faculty at UEL and I am currently looking for and setting up collaborations for new research in Computer Vision.

A few of my publications include;
1. Helen L Bear & Richard Harvey Decoding visemes: Improving machine lip-reading ICASSP 2016

2. Helen L Bear, Stephen j Cox & Richard Harvey Speaker-independent machine lip-reading with speaker-dependent viseme classifiers FAAVSP 2015

3. Helen L Bear, Richard Harvey & Yuxuan Lan Finding phonemes: improving machine lip-reading FAAVSP 2015

4. Helen L Bear, Richard Harvey, Barry-John Theobald, Yuxuan Lan Which Phoneme-to-Viseme Maps Best Improve Visual-Only Computer Lip-Reading? ISVC 2014

5. Helen L Bear, Richard Harvey, Barry-John Theobald & Yuxuan Lan Resolution limits on visual speech recognition ICIP 2014

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Computer Science and Informatics, University of East London