Director of the Centre for
Vision, Speech and Signal Processing
B.A. in Electrical Engineering, 1971,
Ph.D. in Pattern Recognition, 1974 and
ScD in 1992, all from the University of Cambridge.
He also worked as the SERC Coordinator for Pattern Analysis (1982), and was Rutherford Research Fellow in Oxford University, Dept. Engineering Science (1985).
He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering of Surrey University in 1986 as a Reader in Information Technology, and became Professor of Machine Intelligence in 1991. He gained the title Distinguished Professor in 2004.
He is the Course Organiser for the MSc Course in Signal Processing and Machine Intelligence. He teaches Machine Intelligence, Pattern Recognition and Advanced Signal Processing.
He has co-authored a book with the title `Pattern Recognition: a statistical approach' published by Prentice-Hall. He has published more than 500 papers.
Received Best Paper awards from the Pattern Recognition Society, the British Machine Vision Association and IEE.
Received ``Honorary Medal'' from the Electrotechnical Faculty of the Czech Technical University in Prague in September 1995 for contributions to the field of pattern recognition and computer vision.
Elected Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition in 1998
Elected Fellow of Institution of Electrical Engineers in 1999
Received Honorary Doctorate from the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, for contributions to Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision in 1999
Elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, 2000
Received Institution of Electrical Engineers Achievemments Medal 2002 for outstanding contributions to Visual Information Engineering
Elected BMVA Distinguished Fellow 2002
Received, from the Czech Academy of Sciences, the 2003 Bernard Bolzano Honorary Medal for Merit in the Mathematical Sciences
Awarded the title Distinguished Professor of the University of Surrey in 2004
Appointed as Series Editor for Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2004
Awarded the KS Fu Prize 2006, by the International Association for Pattern Recognition, for outstanding contributions to Pattern Recognition (the prize awarded biennially)
Received Honorary Doctorate from the Czech Technical University in Prague in 2007, on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of its foundation.
Awarded the IET Faraday Medal 2008.
He was a co-founder of OmniPerception Ltd in 2001 and served as Chairman between 2001-2005. Since 2005 he has chaired the OmniPerception Advisory Group.
He served on the Governing Board of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) as one of the two British representatives during the period 1982-2005. He was the President of the IAPR during 1994-1996. Currently he s a member of the KS Fu Prize Committee of IAPR.