University of Hertfordshire

Dr Lily Meng


Dr Li Meng received her degrees of M.Sc. in Microelectronic Systems & Telecommunications in 1998 and Ph.D. in Pattern Recognition using Enhanced Machine Learning in 2002, both from the University of Liverpool, UK. Dr Meng joined the University of Hertfordshire as a lecturer in September 2004 and has been appointed as a senior lecturer since January 2008. She has acted as the team leader in several funded research projects and is holding a strong research profile.

Research interests

Biometrics, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning. 

Face recognition for security control:

•    Enhanced convolutional neural network for recognition of occluded faces

•    Currently running a three-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership project of £195k with IDscan Biometrics Ltd.     

•    A European patent application was filed in Feb 2017

Face de-identification for privacy protection:

•    Real-time face de-identification of videos

•    Attribute-controlled face image synthesis using conditional generative adversarial networks

•    Currently a member of the Management Committee for the European COST Action IC1206 De-identification for privacy protection in multimedia content

•    As reported by the IET E&T Magazine in article “Swapping Faces in Photos Could Protect Privacy Online”

•    A member of the BSI IST/37 Coding of picture, audio, multimedia and hypermedia information

•    A member of the Biometrics Institute Privacy Expert Group

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