Dr Sabine Braun is Professor of Translation Studies and Director of the Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Surrey in the UK. Her research focuses on new methods, modalities and socio-technological practices of translation and interpreting. She is an international authority in video-mediated interpreting and led several international projects relating to the combined use of videoconferencing and interpreting in the justice sector (AVIDICUS 1-3). Her interest in audiovisual communication has also led her to researching audio description as a growing media access service and a new modality of intersemiotic translation. Sabine is currently a partner in a European project that combines computer vision technologies, human input and machine learning approaches to create semi-automatic descriptions of audiovisual content (MEMAD), where she is responsible for Workpackage 5 (Human processing in multimodal content description and translation).