Dr Alina Bialkowski

Lecturer in Computer Science

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
alina.bialkowski@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53997

Overview

Dr Alina Bialkowski is a machine learning researcher and Lecturer at The University of Queensland, working on applications in medical imaging and intelligent transport systems. Her research interests are in extracting information from complex data using computer vision, feature learning and deep learning techniques and developing interpretable explanations and visualisations of models to solve real-world problems. She holds a PhD and BEng (Electrical Engineering) from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Her doctoral studies were in characterising group behaviours from visual and spatio-temporal data to enhance statistics and visualisation in sports analytics as well as intelligent surveillance systems. She spent a year at Disney Research Pittsburgh where she developed algorithms and tools to automatically analyse team sports, followed by 2.5 years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University College London, using deep neural networks to better understand human perception and attention in driving, before joining UQ in late 2017.

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
    Developing interpretable or explainable machine learning models to increase trust in as well as transparency of computer-based decisions.
  • Computer Vision
    Developing models of visual information using image processing and feature representation learning approaches such as deep learning to perform predictions on data (e.g. classification, regression).
  • Data Fusion
    Combining multiple sources of information to improve accuracy of predictions.
  • Electromagnetic sensors
    Utilising electromagnetic sensors to enable remote sensing and non-invasive imaging.
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Qld. UT
  • Doctor of Philisophy, Qld. UT

Publications

  • Palmer, Luke, Bialkowski, Alina, Brostow, Gabriel J., Ambeck-Madsen, Jonas and Lavie, Nilli (2017). Predicting the perceptual demands of urban driving with video regression. In: 2017 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV). 17th IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Santa Rosa, California, (409-417). 24-31 March 2017. doi:10.1109/wacv.2017.52

  • Bialkowski, Alina, Lucey, Patrick, Carr, Peter, Matthews, Iain, Sridharan, Sridha and Fookes, Clinton (2016) Discovering team structures in soccer from spatiotemporal data. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 28 10: 2596-2605. doi:10.1109/tkde.2016.2581158

  • Bialkowski, Alina, Lucey, Patrick, Carr, Peter, Yue, Yisong, Sridharan, Sridha and Matthews, Iain (2014). Identifying team style in soccer using formations learned from spatiotemporal tracking data. In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshop. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, Shenzhen, China, (9-14). 14-17 December 2014. doi:10.1109/icdmw.2014.167

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Bialkowski, Alina, Lucey, Patrick, Carr, Peter, Sridharan, Sridha and Matthews, Iain (2014). Representing team behaviours from noisy data using player role. In Computer Vision in Sports (pp. 247-269) Cham, Switzerland: Springer . doi:10.1007/978-3-319-09396-3_12

  • Denman, Simon, Bialkowski, Alina, Fookes, Clinton and Sridharan, Sridha (2012). Identifying Customer Behaviour and Dwell Time Using Soft Biometrics. In Studies in Computational Intelligence (pp. 199-238) Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-28598-1_7

Journal Article

  • Bialkowski, Alina, Lucey, Patrick, Carr, Peter, Matthews, Iain, Sridharan, Sridha and Fookes, Clinton (2016) Discovering team structures in soccer from spatiotemporal data. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 28 10: 2596-2605. doi:10.1109/tkde.2016.2581158

Conference Publication

  • Palmer, Luke, Bialkowski, Alina, Brostow, Gabriel J., Ambeck-Madsen, Jonas and Lavie, Nilli (2017). Predicting the perceptual demands of urban driving with video regression. In: 2017 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV). 17th IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Santa Rosa, California, (409-417). 24-31 March 2017. doi:10.1109/wacv.2017.52

  • Bialkowski, Alina, Lucey, Patrick, Carr, Peter, Yue, Yisong, Sridharan, Sridha and Matthews, Iain (2014). Identifying team style in soccer using formations learned from spatiotemporal tracking data. In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshop. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, Shenzhen, China, (9-14). 14-17 December 2014. doi:10.1109/icdmw.2014.167

  • Bialkowski, Alina, Lucey, Patrick, Carr, Peter, Yue, Yisong, Sridharan, Sridha and Matthews, Iain (2014). Large-scale analysis of soccer matches using spatiotemporal tracking data. In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, Shenzhen, China, (725-730). 14-17 December 2014. doi:10.1109/icdm.2014.133

  • Yue, Yisong, Lucey, Patrick, Carr, Peter, Bialkowski, Alina and Matthews, Iain (2014). Learning fine-grained spatial models for dynamic sports play prediction. In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining, Shenzhen, China, (670-679). 14-17 December 2014. doi:10.1109/icdm.2014.106

  • Bialkowski, Alina, Lucey, Patrick, Wei, Xinyu and Sridharan, Sridha (2013). Person re-identification using group information. In: 2013 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA). 2013 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), Hobart, Tasmania, (104-109). 26-28 November 2013. doi:10.1109/dicta.2013.6691512

  • Bialkowski, Alina, Lucey, Patrick, Carr, Peter, Denman, Simon, Matthews, Iain and Sridharan, Sridha (2013). Recognising team activities from noisy data. In: 2013 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops. 26th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Portland, OR, United States, (984-990). 23-28 June 2013. doi:10.1109/cvprw.2013.143

  • Lucey, Patrick, Bialkowski, Alina, Carr, Peter, Morgan, Stuart, Matthews, Iain and Sheikh, Yaser (2013). Representing and Discovering Adversarial Team Behaviors Using Player Roles. In: 2013 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. 26th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Portland, Oregon, (2706-2713). 23-28 June 2013. doi:10.1109/cvpr.2013.349

  • Bialkowski, Alina, Denman, Simon, Sridharan, Sridha, Fookes, Clinton and Lucey, Patrick (2012). A database for person re-identification in multi-camera surveillance networks. In: 2012 International Conference on Digital Image Computing Techniques and Applications (DICTA). 2012 International Conference on Digital Image Computing Techniques and Applications (DICTA), Fremantle, Western Australia, (). 3-5 December 2012. doi:10.1109/dicta.2012.6411689

  • Denman, Simon, Halstead, Michael, Bialkowski, Alina, Fookes, Clinton and Sridharan, Sridha (2012). Can you describe him for me? A technique for semantic person search in video. In: 2012 International Conference on Digital Image Computing Techniques and Applications (DICTA). 2012 International Conference on Digital Image Computing Techniques and Applications (DICTA), Fremantle, Western Australia, (). 3-5 December 2012. doi:10.1109/dicta.2012.6411729

  • Denman, Simon, Bialkowski, Alina, Fookes, Clinton and Sridharan, Sridha (2011). Determining operational measures from multi-camera surveillance systems using soft biometrics. In: 2011 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS). 2011 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS), Klagenfurt, Austria, (462-467). 30 August - 2 September 2011. doi:10.1109/avss.2011.6027377

  • Denman, Simon, Fookes, Clinton, Bialkowski, Alina and Sridharan, Sridha (2009). Soft-biometrics: unconstrained authentication in a surveillance environment. In: 2009 Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications. 11th Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, Melbourne, Australia, (196-203). 1-3 December 2009. doi:10.1109/dicta.2009.38

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision