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Joanna Isabelle Olszewska BSc(Hons) MSc(EPFL) PhD(UCL) CEng CSci FBCS FHEA is a British Computer Scientist. She is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) with UWS, UK, and leads research in Algorithms and Softwares for Intelligent Vision Systems.

She is a member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. She has been invited to be Panel Speaker at the University of Edinburgh Union Debate on 'The Future of AI'. She has given talks, e.g. at the University of Cambridge, at conferences such as ICRA, and at events such as EPSRC/BMVA Technical Days and DDD Scotland, as well as interviews, e.g. for the BBC Lunch Time 'Women in Engineering' Program. She has been TPC member of over 80 international conferences such as IJCAI and chaired over 60 conference/workshop sessions, e.g. at IROS.

She holds several awards, including the Silver Medal for her taught lectures on the Moodle e-learning platform, and she has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. Some of her recent papers can be found below.

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Research Output

  • Naïve Bayesian network for automated, fashion personal stylist

    Strain, N. & Olszewska, J. I., 22 Feb 2020, Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Rocha, A., Steels, L. & van den Herik, J. (eds.). Setúbal: SciTePress, Vol. 2. p. 814-821 8 p. (ICAART).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • 39 Downloads (Pure)

    A review and comparison of ontology-based approaches to robot autonomy

    Olivares-Alarcos, A., Bessler, D., Khamis, A., Goncalves, P., Habib, M. K., Bermejo-Alonso, J., Barreto, M., Diab, M., Rosell, J., Quintas, J., Olszewska, J. I., Nakawala, H., Pignaton, E., Gyrard, A., Borgo, S., Alenya, G., Beetz, M. & Li, H., 27 Dec 2019, In : The Knowledge Engineering Review. 34, 38 p., e29.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    British sign language recognition in the wild based on multi-class SVM

    Quinn, M. & Olszewska, J. I., 4 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems. Ganzha, M., Maciaszek, L. & Paprzycki, M. (eds.). IEEE, p. 81-86 6 p. (Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems; vol. 18).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • 146 Downloads (Pure)

    D7-R4: software development life-cycle for intelligent vision systems

    Olszewska, J. I., 30 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 2: KEOD. SciTePress, Vol. 2. p. 435-441 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • 153 Downloads (Pure)


    Elsevier ESWA Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017

    Olszewska, Joanna (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    WOS Top Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 2019

    Olszewska, Joanna (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: National/international honour


    • 1 Membership of committee

    The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) (External organisation)

    Joanna Olszewska (Member)

    2017 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee