Image Processing and Computer Vision
The ISIS research in image processing and computer vision spans techniques from preprocessing, to feature extraction (especially moving ones) and on to image analysis. Our main application domains have been in biometrics, in remote sensing and in medical image analysis. We have a long record in biometrics, starting in face recognition, and have since conducted some of the earliest work in recognising people by their gait and by their ears.
The main academic staff on the research team are Dr. John Carter, Dr. Sasan Mahmoodi, and Professor Mark Nixon. Currently, we have around 20 students and staff working on various aspects of computer vision and image processing. We collaborate here with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research and with the School of Geography, together with international institutions. Our financial supporters have included the EPSRC, the EU, DARPA and the UK Home Office together with industry. With Mark Nixon as Chair and John Carter as Media Chair, we hosted IEEE Face and Gesture 2006, here. Mark also recently co-chaired ICB 2009, which is a top international conference in biometrics. You'll find our publications in these and other journals and conferences. Naturally this page is space-limited and we have wider interests: you're welcome to contact us should you be interested in topics other than those listed here.