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Prof Graeme Jones

School/Department: Computer Science & Mathematics
Position: Professor of Computer Vision


Professor GRAEME JONES enjoys nearly twenty years experience in image and video sequence analysis, and authored over 100 technical papers related to computer vision. An Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduate from Edinburgh University, Professor Jones received his PhD in Computer Vision from Kings College (University of London) in 1994. From 2000-2007 he was Director and founder of the Digital Imaging Research Centre. From 2007-2011 he was Director of Research for the Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics.

Professor Jones has been principal or co-investigator on many visual surveillance projects including "Security Impact Assessment Measures: A decision support system for security technologies" (EU-FP7-Science in Society-261826); "Traffic Simulation and Optimisation on an Intelligent Video Surveillance Network" (EPSRC-GR/N17706/01); "INMOVE: Intelligent Mobile Video Environments" (EU-IST-2000-37422); "REVEAL: Recovering Evidence from Video (EPSRC-GR/S98443/01) and "ViTAB: Video-based Threat Assessment and Biometrics Network" (EPSRC-GR/S64301/01). He is currently KU lead of a EU FP7 Science in Society project which aims to develop a decision support system for installers of security systems.

Professor Jones chaired the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC 2004) held in Kingston upon Thames, was vice-chair of the IEE International Symposium on Imaging for Crime Detection and Prevention (ICDP 2006); and, more recently, was Chair or Organiser of the IEEE International Workshop series on Visual Surveillance (VS2005, VS2006, VS2007, VS2008, VS2009, VS2010 and VS2011) as well as the International Workshops on Video Event Categorization, Tagging and Retrieval (VECTaR2009 and 2010). He is also an Associate Editor of the Image and Vision Computing Journal.

As well as a member of the EPSRC College, Professor Jones was regularly asked to review DTI proposals in visual surveillance, and to attend Police and Home Office advisory meetings and workshops on future requirements or emerging technologies. More generally, the Digital Imaging Research Centre has become recognised as perhaps the leading centre for intelligent visual surveillance research in the UK, enjoying strong links with the Police, Home Office, rail and underground operators both within the UK and the EU. He is currently on the International Advisory Panel of FOCUS – an Institute Centre of Excellence in sensors, multisensors and sensor networks run by the Swedish Defence Research Agency.

Professor Jones is a member of the Digital Imaging Research Centre.

Selected Research Student Projects
"Cooperating communities of PTZ sensors"
"Motion Analysis of Cinematographic Image Sequences"
"Background Modelling based on Subspace and Clustering Methods"
"Motion Segmentation of Semantic Objects in Video Sequences"

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 1985 - 1993 PhD Computer Vision, Kings College London
  • 1981 - 1985 BSc Hons Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Edinburgh University

Research Interests

Visual surveillance technologies, optical flow techniques, image process and computer vision

Teaching Area

CI3421 Internet Services and Protocols (or how the TCP/IP Internet protocol suite achieves the interconnection of geographically separated computers over networks of arbitrary topology and technology)


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