Professor, Director of the Higher York Creative Technologies Centre (HYCTC)
Areas of Expertise: Image Coding, Signal Processing: Image, Video-Augmented Reality
Current major research directions are in human face analysis, projector-camera systems and picture coding. For more on these see the Visual Systems Lab webpages. Here is just a little on my current major preoccupation: face description.
We use a demographic/expression/landmark analysis method to describe pictures of people. For an example showing the processing rate achieved on a HiGrade Hotino C2200 laptop, see this video which illustrates processing of each frame independently (no temporal filtering of the results) using simple labels to show the estimations.
The method is based on conditional density estimation from mixture models.
We are working with industrial partners on several applications of the technology.
I teach software-based subjects like Data Structures and Algorithms and Media ECAD (a kind of practical image analysis course).
I am the Director of the Higher York Creative Technologies Centre located in the Ron Cooke Hub.
Associate Editor, Pattern Recognition Letters