There is a fast development of different machine learning methods – for object classification, tracking, action recognition and other tasks with multiple types of data – from images and videos to time series data.  Autonomous image and video analytics faces a number of challenges due to the huge volumes of data that sensors provide, the changeable environmental conditions and other factors. However, it is important to know when the methods work well and when they are not reliable, e.g. how much could we trust the obtained results? How could we characterise trust is a related question. How could we quantify the impact of uncertainties on the developed solutions? This talk will discuss current trends in the area of machine learning and show results for image and video analytics for autonomous systems.

Automated detection and behaviour analysis is another important area which necessitates unsupervised learning algorithms. Recent results for automated video analytics will be presented: with Dirichlet process models, deep learning and other methods. Their pros and cons will be discussed.

The Terrorism Risk Assessment, Modelling and Mitigation Seminar Series (TRAMMSS) is a virtual seminar series focused on technical topics related to terrorism risk assessment, and modelling, including blast modelling and response; IEDs; vehicles as weapons; CBRN; big data for risk assessment, security and screening; and associated mitigation measures.



Prof Lyudmila Mihaylova is Professor of Signal Processing and Control in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Her research interests are in the areas of trustworthy autonomous systems with applications to smart cities, sensor networks, digital health and others. She has expertise in the areas of machine learning, intelligent sensing and sensor data fusion. She won the Tammy Blair best paper award from the International Conference of Information Fusion 2017, best paper awards from the IEEE DESSERT’2019, 17th IEEE SPA’2013 Conference and IEEE Sensor Data Fusion Workshop 2013. Prof Mihaylova has published more than 200 scientific papers in peer reviewed international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Industrial informatics and in a number of conferences. She has more than 6,000 citations on Google Scholar.

Prof Mihaylova is on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Information Fusion (ISIF) and was the ISIF President in the period 2016-2018. She has given a number of talks and tutorials, including NATO SET- 262 AI 2018 (Hungary), Fusion 2017 (Xi’an, China), plenary talks for the IEEE Sensor Data Fusion 2015 (Germany), invited talks at IPAMI Traffic Workshop 2016 (USA) and others.

She is a member of the organising committee of the International Conference of Information Fusion 2022, 2021, IEEE MFI’2021, UKCI’2021 and vice-chair of the UKCI 2022. She was the general vice-chair for the International Conference on Information Fusion 2018 (Cambridge, UK), of the IET Data Fusion & Target Tracking 2014 and 2012 Conferences, publications chair for ICASSP 2019 (Brighton, UK) and others.   

Who should attend

This seminar is open to guests from outside Cranfield, who may work in academia, research, or industry. Due to the potentially sensitive nature of this seminar series, guests should be able to show that they are affiliated with an appropriate bona fide organisation.


The event is free of charge, but participants must register for the TRAMMSS mailing list in advance.

How to register

To attend this seminar, you must register for the TRAMMSS mailing list via the online form. Further information on the TRAMMSS community can be found on the main website at