Image Processing

BioImage Informatics​

Large scale and high throughput computer science methods such as image processing, data mining, database and visualization techniques are used to extract, compare, search and manage the biological knowledge.

Researchers

Dr Boguslaw Obara

Associate Professor

Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42431
Room number: E290 (christopherson bulding)

Research

http://www.dur.ac.uk/boguslaw.obara/

My key research interests are image processing, pattern recognition, and computer vision applied in a wide range of domains, from biology, medicine, and engineering to arts & humanities.

Appointments

  • Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, University of Durham, Durham, UK.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford e-Research Centre and Oxford Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for BioImage Informatics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
  • Research Assistant, Vision Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
  • Research Assistant, Computer Vision Laboratory, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Research Assistant, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland.

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
  • MSc in Physics, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Research Groups

Department of Computer Science

  • Innovative Computing

Department of Biosciences

  • Durham Centre for Bioimaging Technology

Research Projects

Department of History

Research Interests

  • Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Vision
  • BioImage Informatics

Selected Publications

Journal Article

Chapter in book

Conference Paper

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Supervises

Computer Graphics

Computer graphics studies how visual content, ranging from real world objects to artificial objects and effects, can be digitally synthesized and manipulated. It also studies methods for generating images from the visual content, allowing the content to be visualized through modern graphics hardware. Our research focuses on efficient modeling and rendering of deformable objects, visual content transmission, and virtual environment construction.

Research Grants​

  • An Interactive and Intuitive Object Deformation Framework for Interactive Multimedia Applications, UK EPSRC Grant (Project No.: EP/G009635/1), UK£101,535.

Researchers

Dr Frederick Li

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44299

(email at frederick.li@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Personal webpage

Frederick Li received both a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Computing Studies and a Master of Philosophy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Graphics from the City University of Hong Kong in 2001. He is currently a Lecturer at the University of Durham. Prior to the current appointment, he was an Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2003 to 2006. From 2001 to 2003, he was the project manger of a Hong Kong Government Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) funded project.

Frederick Li serves as an Associate Editor of International Journal of Distance Education Technologies on Communications Technologies (Distributed and Collaborative Learning). He has served as the Guest Editor of two journal special issues of International Journal of Distance Education Technologies. In addition, he has also served in the committee of a number of conferences, including ACM VRST 2004 – 2008CASA 2005ICWL 2005 – 2008. He serves as a Program Co-chair of ICWL 2007ICWL 2008IDET 2008 and IDET 2009. He also serves as a Workshop Co-chair of ICWL 2009 and U-Media 2009.

Research Groups

  • Innovative Computing

Indicators of Esteem

  • Conference Organization:
    • Publicity Co-Chair, ACM MM MTDL ‘2010
    • Publicity Co-Chair, IEEE U-Media ‘2010
    • Workshop Co-Chair, ICWL ‘2009
    • Workshop Co-Chair, IEEE JCPC ‘2009
    • Program Co-Chair, IDET ‘2008, ‘2009
    • Program Co-Chair, IDET ‘2007, ‘2008
  • Journal Editorialships:
    • Associate Editor (Communications Technologies), International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (JDET), (since 2007)
    • Editorial Review Board Member, International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education (IJCEE), (since 2009)

Research Groups

  • Innovative Computing

Research Interests

  • Computer Graphics
  • Distributed Virtual Environment
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Surface Modeling
  • Virtual Reality

Publications

Dr Ioannis Ivrissimtzis

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44288

(email at ioannis.ivrissimtzis@durham.ac.uk)

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science of Durham University. I have a degree in mathematics from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece and a PhD in mathematics from the University of Southampton. Before joining Durham University I was a lecturer at the Department of Creative Computing in Coventry University. Before that, I was a researcher at the Department of Computer Graphics of the
Max-Planck Institut fuer Informatik, in Saarbruecken, Germany and before that, a Research Associate at the Computer Laboratory of Cambridge University.

My research interests are in the area of computer graphics. In particular, I work on subdivision surfaces, polygonal mesh encoding and the application of statistical learning methods in surface reconstruction from scan data.

Indicators of Esteem

Research Groups

  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Innovative Computing

Selected Publications

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Image Processing & Computer Vision

Durham maintains has a strong presence in image processing spanning biomedical imaging, computer vision with additional links to related activity spanning visualization and robotic sensing.

The school maintains the Durham Imaging Laboratory to support research in computational vision, imaging, visualisation and distributed virtual environments. Approximately £500k+ of specialist research equipment, (spanning 3D displays; natural user interface devices and high-performance multi-core workstations) funded from a variety of research grants, industrial contribution and strategic institutional investment is used to provide a backdrop to ongoing collaborations including a wide range of industrial partnerships.

Researchers

Dr Boguslaw Obara

Associate Professor

Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42431
Room number: E290 (christopherson bulding)

Research

http://www.dur.ac.uk/boguslaw.obara/

My key research interests are image processing, pattern recognition, and computer vision applied in a wide range of domains, from biology, medicine, and engineering to arts & humanities.

Appointments

  • Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, University of Durham, Durham, UK.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford e-Research Centre and Oxford Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for BioImage Informatics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
  • Research Assistant, Vision Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
  • Research Assistant, Computer Vision Laboratory, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Research Assistant, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland.

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
  • MSc in Physics, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Research Groups

Department of Computer Science

  • Innovative Computing

Department of Biosciences

  • Durham Centre for Bioimaging Technology

Research Projects

Department of History

Research Interests

  • Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Vision
  • BioImage Informatics

Selected Publications

Journal Article

Chapter in book

Conference Paper

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Professor Toby Breckon

Professor

Professor in the Department of Computer Science

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42396
Professor in the Department of Engineering

(email at toby.breckon@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Toby Breckon is a Professor in the Innovative Computing Group at the Department of Engineering and Department of Computer Science at Durham University and a tutor at St. Chads College. He leads research in computer vision, image processing and robotic sensing with a strong emphasis on generalised machine learning and pattern recognition approaches.

Before joining Durham in 2013, he held faculty positions at the School of EngineeringCranfield University, the UK’s only postgraduate-only university, and the School of InformaticsUniversity of Edinburgh. Prior to this he was a mobile robotics research engineer with the UK MoD (DERA) and QinetiQ as well as holding prior positions with the schools inspectorate OFSTED, the Scottish Language Dictionaries organisation and dot-com software house Orbital Software.

He has held a visiting faculty positions at ESTIA (Ecole Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées, South-West France), Northwestern Polytechnical University (Xi’an, China), Waseda University (Kitakyushu, Japan) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China) specializing in aspects of computer vision and machine learning.

His key research interests, in the domain of applied computer vision & robotics, are as follows: automotive computer visionautomated X-ray security screening, vision in built environmentssensor fusionvisual surveillance and sensing for autonomous vehicles He has a range of publications and leads several funded research projects in these areas.

In 2008 he led the development of image-based automatic threat detection for the the Stellar Team’s SATURN multi-platform robot system in the MoD Grand Challenge. The team went on to win the challenge and were awarded the R.J. Mitchell Trophy for innovation by the UK MoD (2008) and later the Finmeccanica Group Innovation Award (2009). The ongoing achievements of this innovative work were also recognised by an IET Award for Innovation (Team Category, 2009)

His research work is recognised by the Royal Photographic Society Selwyn Award (2011) for a significant early career contribution to imaging science.

Research Groups

  • Innovative Computing

Research Interests

  • Autonomous sensing
  • Computer vision
  • Image processing
  • Machine learning
  • Robotic sensing

Publications

Journal Article

Authored book

  • Fisher, R.B., Breckon, T.P., Dawson-Howe, K., Fitzgibbon, A., Robertson, C., Trucco, E. & Williams, C.K.I. (2014). Dictionary of Computer Vision and Image Processing. Wiley.
  • Solomon, C.J. & Breckon, T.P. (2013). Fundamentos de Processamento Digital de Imagens – Uma Abordagem Pratica com Exemplos em Matlab. LTC (Brazil).
  • Solomon, C.J. & Breckon, T.P. (2010). Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing: A Practical Approach with Examples in Matlab. Wiley-Blackwell.

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Doctoral Thesis

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  • Computer Science: object recognition
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  • Computer Science: robotic sensing
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