Computer Science


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Vision, Autonomous and Human-Computer Systems Research Group (VAHC)

The research focus of this group is the development of advanced image analysis, coding and computational intelligence technologies that can be used to implement autonomous or decision support systems in a wide range of application areas in both hardware and software. The group also engages in human-factors research recognising the importance of the parts that human play in any system.

The research strengths of the group include

  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Graphics
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Human Factors
  • Image & Video Processing and Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Pattern and Object Recognition
  • Requirements Analysis

Industry collaborations

The group collaborates extensively with industry to ensure the relevance of its research. It has a very good track record of attracting funding from EPSRC, TSB, EU, Home Office, NHS and UK industry. Our research hase been successfuly applied to a variety of real-world domains which includes:

  • Animation
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Dynamic Workflows
  • Environmental Informatics
  • Human & Object Motion Analysis
  • Image & Video Enhancement and Coding
  • Medical Imaging
  • Mission Planning
  • Risk & Safety Assessment
  • Robotics
  • Security and Surveillance