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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 2014 2019

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

1 Citation (Scopus)
118 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
Visual languages
Embedded systems
Computer vision
113 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
Artificial intelligence
Life cycle
Software engineering
Signal processing
3 Citations (Scopus)
122 Downloads (Pure)

Designing transparent and autonomous intelligent vision systems

Olszewska, J. I., 21 Feb 2019, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Prague: SciTePress, Vol. 2. p. 850-856 7 p.

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

Open Access
Data privacy
Security of data
Computer vision

Intelligent vision systems: techniques and ethics

Olszewska, J. I., 21 Feb 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

Computer vision
Artificial intelligence


Elsevier ESWA Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017

Joanna Isabelle Olszewska (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Membership of committee

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

Joanna Olszewska (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee