News in 2010

  • Dynamic Beauty! 8 November 2010 Congratulations to Drs. Penton-Voak (Psychology), Burn (Anatomy and Mechanical Engineering) and Clark (Brunel University) on their Leverhulme grant, 'Dynamic beauty: Studying social impressions with realistic stimuli'.
  • Why the leopard got its spots 4 November 2010 Why do leopards have rosette shaped markings but tigers have stripes? Rudyard Kipling suggested that it was because the leopard moved to an environment “full of trees and bushes and stripy, speckly, patchy-blatchy shadows” but is there any truth in this just-so story?
  • BVI Wellcome Lab update 1 November 2010 The shared lab facility for BVI has been progressing well over the summer.
  • KTP post in Advanced Machine Vision 22 October 2010 An opportunity has arisen on a joint project, under the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme, between Aralia Systems and the University of the West of England.
  • A new force in Computer Vision 22 October 2010 From October 2010, The Signal Processing Group (Elec Eng) and the Computer Vision Group (Comp Sci) are merging.
  • UWE MVL lead EU Workshop 15 October 2010 The UWE Machine Vision Laboratory (MVL) has recently taken part in two successful international conferences that look set to widen collaborations with international partners in Europe and India.
  • Imaging: Challenges and Solutions for Automated Analysis and Interpretation report 15 October 2010 Craig Platt has written an excellent summary of the recent Bristol 2010 - Imaging: Challenges and Solutions for Automated Analysis and Interpretation event.
  • New Fellow of the IAPR 8 October 2010 Congratulations go to Professor Majid Mirmehdi who was elected a Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition in August 2010.
  • International White Shark Database 8 October 2010 Building on the success of Bristol’s Penguin Passports project (included in the 2009 Christmas Lectures) Bristol is now to lead a collaboration to build an international White Shark ID database.
  • EU Science and Technology Fellowship 1 October 2010 Artur Loza (Dept Elec Eng) has been awarded a prestigious 2 year Fellowship to work at Shanghai Jaio Tong University.
  • Computers that can learn from us 1 October 2010 Computer systems which can learn from us and then help to carry out complex tasks may become a reality thanks to new research by BVI members.
  • BVI joins forces with IBST for workshop 10 August 2010 BVI has been awarded funding to jointly organize a workshop with the Institute for Bio-Sensing Technology at UWE.
  • Professor Richard Langton Gregory, 1923 - 2010 19 May 2010 Richard Gregory, CBE, D.Sc., FRSE, FRS, Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology died peacefully on 17 May 2010 at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, after suffering a stroke.
  • BVI organises the 2010 Bristol-Cardiff Young Vision Researchers' Colloquium 16 March 2010 This one-day meeting, organised by BVI, aims to bring together young and early-career vision researchers from all disciplines, and promises to be an informal and friendly event.
  • Bristol hosts the 14th Applied Vision Association Christmas meeting 5 January 2010 The University of Bristol hosted the 14th Applied Vision Association (AVA) Christmas meeting on 18 December 2009.
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