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Dr Tilo Burghardt

Dr Tilo Burghardt

Dr Tilo Burghardt

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Applied Computer Vision and Animal Biometrics

Office 3.42
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Applied Computer Vision, Animal Biometrics

Short Bio

Dr Tilo Burghardt's research focuses on applied computer vision and animal biometrics. His interests include the robust visual detection and identification in unconstrained environments. He contributed to establishing animal biometrics as an emerging cross-discipline routed in pattern recognition and computer vision. Tilo's enthusiasm for computer science and vision is reflected in his dedication to teaching the subject. In 2018 he received the University of Bristol 'Award for Education' for his educational contributions to the Engineering Faculty.

Tilo graduated with Distinction in Media Computing (Bakk. Medien-Inf.) at Dresden University of Technology (Germany). Subsequently, he received an MSc in Advanced Computing and PhD in Computer Vision from the University of Bristol (UK). After initial post-doctoral research at the School of Physics, he was awarded a Fellowship of the Research Councils UK and then became employed as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at the Visual Information Laboratory and the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Bristol.

Tilo is Associate Editor of IET Computer Vision. He is a member of the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA) and the German Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Tilo has been a local organizer for the 23rd European Conference of Machine Learning (ECML-PKDD). He has been a chair of the 24th British Machine Vision Conference.


  • Applied Computer Vision
  • Visual Animal Biometrics
  • Computer Science


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