Evaluation of Appearance-based Pedestrian Detection

Digital Imaging Research Centre


The Digital Imaging Research Centre (DIRC) at Kingston University is one of the largest computer vision groups in the UK, with internationally recognised expertise in visual surveillance, medical imaging and intelligent environments. Launched in 2000, DIRC was created to integrate and enhance research excellence. By applying high quality academic research to the solution of real industrial problems, the centre aims to strengthen its external links with industry and other medical and academic institutions. In the past, DIRC has worked with the Home Office, the Police and transport operators across the UK and Europe.

In addition to UK funding, DIRC has also collaborated with a large number of European partners on the EU projects including: ADVISOR: Annotated Digital Video for Surveillance and Optimised Retrieval and CARETAKER: Content Analysis and Retrieval Technologies to Apply Knowledge Extraction to massive Recording.

The main research activities within the DIRC are grouped in the following key areas:

  • Crowd Surveillance
  • Personal Security in Public Transport
  • Traffic Simulation and Optimisation
  • Human and Computer Vision
  • Biomedical Imaging Techniques

For general enquiries contact the centre Director, Prof. Tim Ellis at T.Ellis@kingston.ac.uk.

Associated Research Groups


Mini-symposium on Image and Video Quality Assessment

Who: Prof Zhou Wang and Dr Hantao Liu When: 28 September – 2:30pm Where: PRJG4007 Speaker 1: …

Kingston University and St George’s receive funding from the Medical Research Council

Automated retinal microvasular quantification as a predictor of circulatory disease risk in later life  Kingston’s School …

Prof. Sergio A Velastin gives research seminar on data fusion for computer vision

Prof. Sergio A Velastin gives a research seminar at the Universidad Tecnologica Nacional (Mendoza, Argentina) on …

DIRC Professor gives keynote talk to IET Conference on Pattern Recognition

Prof. Sergio A Velastin gives one of the keynote talks at the IET-sponsored VI Chilean Conference …

Successful KTP proposal – Funding awarded for Deltatre Media Ltd

Congratulations to Professor Tim Ellis and Associate Professors James Orwell and Dimitrios Makris on successfully securing …

Professor Sergio Velastin to give keynote talk at IEEE Fusion 2014

Emeritus Professor Velastin is due to give a keynote talk at the 17th International Conference on …