Jigna Chandaria is a Lead Research Engineer at BBC R&D. Her research focuses on the environmental impact of broadcasting and media technology. She is interested in how we assess environmental impact, sustainable design and using sustainability to drive innovation. She chairs the EBU Strategic Programme on Sustainable Technology in Broadcasting.
Prior to starting up this research area, she developed new technology for TV production, in particular real-time 3d graphics for sports and virtual studios. Her areas of research included real time image processing, camera tracking, augmented reality and 3d modelling. She worked closely with BBC production teams; worked on several UK and European collaborative projects and contributed to the Piero sports graphic system which was awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise.
She has a MEng in Electrical and Information Sciences from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Innovation and Design for Sustainability at Cranfield University and is a Chartered Engineer.