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Queen Mary University of London Engineer scoops top industry accolade from prestigious institution

6 November 2020

Professor Sean Gong
Professor Sean Gong

Professor Sean Gong DPhil FIET, Professor of Visual Computation at School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London and Queen Mary Turing Fellow, recognised as world-leading engineer by Institution of Engineering and Technology Achievement Awards.

Professor Sean Gong from Queen Mary University of London has been awarded the Achievement Medal for Vision Engineering, one of the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Achievement Awards.

The IET Achievement Awards, which recognise some of the world's top engineering talent, acknowledge individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of science, engineering and technology in any sector, either through research and development in their respective technical field or through their leadership of an enterprise.

Professor Gong is a pioneer and leading researcher on visual surveillance based on computer vision, artificial intelligence, machine learning and video analysis. His innovative research is being employed daily in forensic analysis and surveillance for security and crime prevention.

It is recognised by law enforcement and the security industry both in the UK and abroad as demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in contributing to public safety.

Professor Danielle George MBE, IET President, said: "We are honoured to present these talented individuals with our Achievement Awards. They have each excelled in their professions and have made a vast contribution as pioneers of important areas in the engineering and technology industries. They should all be very proud of their achievements – they are amazing difference makers."

The winners, who were nominated by their peers, and selected by a panel of IET judges, are leading engineers and technologists across the globe. For more information about the IET's Achievement Awards, visit: and here.

Updated by: Michal Filus