Coming from a family of engineering scholars (her parents and two brothers studied engineering), Djamila Aouada says this fact played a role in her studies, while her professor in signal processing in Algeria had an impact on her research skills. ]
Today, the PhD graduate in electrical engineering, computer vision, signal and image processing wears a triple hat as senior research scientist, assistant professor and head of the Computer Vision, Imaging and Machine Intelligence Research Group (CVI2) at the University of Luxembourg's Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT).
“It's important to find joy in what you do, and that joy varies throughout your career,” says Aouada.
CVI2 works in collaboration with several industrial partners on different projects and this multidisciplinary approach is what Aouada finds most intriguing.
“Working with multiple partners with multiple fields of application is challenging, but also rewarding… every project has something special to it for different reasons. Sometimes it’s the technical outcome. Sometimes it’s the human outcome.”
Key facts about Aouada and CV12
Specialisation: Artificial intelligence
First ICT job: Field engineer intern – Schlumberger
Role model: Anna Anatolievna Ismailova - mother
A prestigious award: Senior member of the IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Most recent training: Negotiation
Researchers in CVI2 group: 20