Academic CV



(2009) P.G.Cert. Academic Practice, Heriot-Watt University

(2006) D.Phil., Engineering Science, University of Oxford

(2000) M.Sci. Physics, University of Glasgow


(2007 to present) Lecturer, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

(2003 to 2006) 1851 Royal Commission Fellow, Oxford University

(2000 to 2007), Research Scientist, QinetiQ/DERA

(1999) Reactor Physics Trainee, British Energy

Fellowships, Awards, Esteem

(2010) Scottish Crucible Fellow

(2009 - 12) External Examiner, MSc in Digital Image Processing, Cranfield University & ESTIA

(2009) Guest Editor, EURASIP Journal of Image and Video Processing

(2009) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

(2007) Honorary Fellow, School of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh

(2006) Visiting Researcher, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

(2003 to 2006) 1851 Royal Commission Industrial Fellow

(2003 to present) Chartered Physicist (CPhys), Institute of Physics

(1999) Thomson Experimental Award for Advanced Physics

(1996) IBM Prize for Physics

Research Projects

(2010 to 2013) EU FP7 LOCOBOT

(2010) Scottish Funding Council Innovation Award - Human Motion Recognition

(2009 to 2013) Detection of Suspicious Behaviour, EPSRC and Roke Manor

(2009 to 2013) Automatic Image and Scene Analysis, EPSRC and Thales

(2008 to 2012) Context-driven scene segmentation, EPSRC and Thales

(2008 to 2009) Active Zoom for Visual Surveillance, Royal Society

(2006) Video Analytics for Counter IED, DSTL

  1. (2006)Active Zoom for Visual Surveillance, UK MOD

  2. (2007)(2005 to 2009) Metrics for Image Processing, EPSRC and Thales

(2005) Target Discrimination Using Behaviour, UK MOD

(2005) 3D Reconstruction from Multiple Views, UK MOD

(2003 to 2006) Automatic Video Surveillance, 1851 Royal Commission

(2002) Behaviour Changepoint Detection, UK MOD

(2001) Multiple View Geometry, UK MOD ARP Programme

Conference Organisation

(2011) Programme Chair, Data Fusion & Target Tracking, London

(2010) Co-Chair, ISIF Int. Conf. on Information Fusion, Edinburgh

(2009) Programme Committee, IET Int. Conf. Imaging for Crime Detection, London

(2009) Programme Committee, IEEE Int. Workshop Visual Surveillance, Kyoto

(2009, 10) Programme Committee, ACM Workshop: Use of Context in Vision Processing, Boston

(2009) Programme Committee, International Simulation and Gaming Assoc., 40th Annual Conference, Singapore

(2006 - 2009) Programme Committee, British Machine Vision Conference

Public Understanding of Science and Outreach Activities

(2008 to 2009) Co-investigator, The E4 Project, The Royal Academy of Engineering

(2008 +) Schools visits, Heriot-Watt

(2008, 2009) Nuffield Bursary Supervisor

(2008) BA Science Gold Award project supervised

Professional Activities

Member of Review Panel, Higher Education Academy

Member of the Accreditation of Company Training Schemes Panel, Institute of Physics

Chair and Reviewer for Chartered Physicist Panel, Institute of Physics


See here for a complete list

Journal Reviewing

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Systems

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics

International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing

Research Letters in Signal Processing

Computer Vision and Image Understanding

Image and Vision Computing

Pattern Recognition

Measurement Science and Technology

Physics in Medicine and Biology

Research Assistants

  1. (2010)Patrick Harding

(2010 - ) Claire Morand

Doctoral Students

(2012 to 2016) Robin Plowman

(2010 to 2014) Maren Rottenbacher

(2009 to 2013) Eleonora D’Arca

(2009 to 2013) Michael Leach

(2009 to 2013) Calum Blair

(2011 to 2014) Sushma Bommie

Co-Supervised Doctoral students

(2010 to 2014) Max Stahr

(2009 to 2012) Tenika Whytock

Graduated PhD / EngD / MRes Students

(2012) Rolf Baxter

  1. (2012)Patrick Harding

  2. (2011)Jonathan Letham

MSc Students

(2009) Pablo Gay Sacristan (University of Girona)

(2009) Zhao Liu (Heriot-Watt)

(2008) Tak Chan (City University, Hong Kong)

  1. (2007)Nils Janssen (Darmstadt University)

EPSRC Bursary

(2010) Alex Owen-Hill

Nuffield Bursary

(2008) Luke Marris

Internships Supervised

(2006) David Wrobel, Oxford University (Real-time visual tracking)

(2005) Steven Holmes, Oxford University (Human Behaviour Recognition)

(2004) Tom Whyntie, Cambridge University (Object Categorisation)

(2004) Alex Foulds, Cambridge University (IR/EO Image Registration)

Teaching (2007-12 inclusive)

Signal Processing (4th Year) 40 hrs

Signals and Communications (3rd Year) 40 hrs

C Programming for Engineers (1st Year) 30 hrs

Digital Logic and C Programming (2nd year) 30 hrs

First Year Tutor and Mentor 30hrs