University of Bristol

Mariana Afonso

imageMariana Afonso is a PhD student at the VI Lab of the University of Bristol. She is also a Marie Curie Early-stage Researcher at the PROVISION ITN, which is an EU project concerned about developing perceptually optimized Video Compression techniques. She received her integrated B.Sc and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal in 2015. She also did an exchange period at TU Delft, The Netherlands in 2013. Her M.Sc degree thesis was in the topic of computer vision and image processing, more specifically on techniques for unsupervised learning of images shared on social networks. Her research interests include perceptual video compression, texture analysis and synthesis, computer vision and machine learning.