Andy Wallace   

        Name         Andrew M. Wallace
        Position     Professor
        Address      Joint Research Institute in Signal and Image Processing
                    School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
                    Heriot-Watt University
                    Edinburgh EH14 4AS
        Phone        +44 131 451 3423
        Fax          +44 131 451 3431

Research Overview

My interests are in Computer Vision, Image and Signal Processing. The principal projects of current interest include

Currently, I have collaborative work with the Photon Counting Group to build long range 3D imaging systems which set new standards for sensitivity and accuracy, and with the Global Change Group within Geosciences at Edinburgh University to investigate forest dynamics as a component of climate change. I am also involved in the EU FP7 Locobot Project to develop algorithms for video analytics and human-robot communication within the “factory of the future”.  

Some Recent Publications


o             S Matzka, AM Wallace and YR Petillot,  Efficient Resource Allocation for Automotive Attentive Vision Systems, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2012, now online.

o             AM Wallace, CN Nichol and IH Woodhouse, Recovery of Forest Canopy Parameters by Inversion of Multispectral Lidar Data, Remote Sensing, 4(2), 509-531, 2012

o             Z.L. Husz, A.M. Wallace and P.R. Green, Behavioural Analysis with Movement Cluster Model for Concurrent Actions, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, doi:10.1155/2011/365307, Article ID 365307, 21 pages, 2011.

o             Z.L. Husz, A.M. Wallace and P.R. Green, Tracking with a hierarchical partitioned particle filter and movement modeling, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 41(6), pp1571 - 1584, 2011.

o             Aongus McCarthy, Robert J. Collins, Nils J. Krichel, Verónica Fernández, Andrew M. Wallace and Gerald S. Buller, Long-range time-of-flight scanning sensor based on high-speed time-correlated single-photon counting,  Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 32, pp. 6241-6251, 2010.

o             Andrew M. Wallace, Jing Ye, Nils J. Krichel, Aongus McCarthy, Robert J. Collins and Gerald S. Buller, Full Waveform Analysis for Long-range 3D Imaging Laser Radar, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Article ID 896708, 12 pages doi:10.1155/2010/896708, 2010.

o             H. Zhou, A.M. Wallace and P.R. Green, Efficient tracking and ego-motion recovery using gait analysis, Signal Processing Review, 89(12), 2367-2384, April 2009.

o             S. Hernandez-Marin, A. M. Wallace and G. J. Gibson, Multilayered 3D LiDAR image construction using spatial models in a Bayesian framework, IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 30(6), pp1028-1040, 2008.

o             S. Xu and A.M. Wallace, Recovering surface reflectance and multiple light locations and intensities from image data, Pattern Recognition Letters, 29(11), pp1639-1647, 2008

o             AF Nayak, E. Trucco, A. Ahmad, and A.M. Wallace, SimBIL: appearance-based simulation of burst-illumination laser sequences, IET Proceedings on Image Processing, 2(3), pp165-174, 2008.  

o             S. Hernandez-Marin, A. M. Wallace and G. J. Gibson, Bayesian analysis of lidar signals with multiple returns, IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 29(12), pp2170-2180, 2007.

o             Stephan Matzka, Yvan Petillot and Andrew Wallace, Fast motion estimation in range images acquired with a 3D camera, Proceedings of British Machine Vision Conference, pp750-759, 2007.

o              Zezhi Chen and Andrew Wallace, Active segmentation and adaptive tracking using level sets, Proceedings of British Machine Vision Conference, pp920-929, 2007.

o             GS Buller and AM Wallace, Ranging and three-dimensional imaging using time-correlated single-photon counting and point-by-point acquisition, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 13(4), pp1006-1015, 2007

o             Ryan E Warburton, Aongus McCarthy, Andrew M Wallace, Sergio Hernandez-Marin, Robert H Hadfield, Sae Woo Nam, and Gerald S Buller, Sub-centimetre depth resolution using a single-photon counting time-of-flight laser ranging system at 1550nm wavelength, Optics Letters, 32(15), 2266-2268, 2007.

o             Wallace, A.M., Sung, R., Buller, G.S., Harkins, R.D., Ayre,C., Foster, C. and Lamb, R., Detecting and characterizing returns in a multi-spectral pulsed lidar system,  IEE Proceedings Vision, Image and Signal Processing, 153(2), 160-172, 2006.

o             Liang, B. and Wallace, A.M., Viewpoint independent matching of planar curves in 3D space, Pattern Recognition, 37(4), pp525-542, 2004.

o             Wallace, A.M. and McLaren, D., Gradient detection in log-polar images, Pattern Recognition Letters, 24, pp2463-2470, 2003.

o             Csakany, P. and Wallace, A.M., Representation and classification of 3D objects, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 33(4), pp638-647, 2003.