Digital Imaging Research Centre

About

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

News

Prof. Sergio A Velastin will give a keynote talk

at the 3rd International Conference on Visual Informatics to be held between the 13th and the …

Digital Imaging Research Centre Profs Ellis and Jones recognised by IET

Professor Tim Ellis, Dr Ming Xu and IET President

Professors Tim Ellis and Graeme Jones recently won the 2012 IET (The Institution of Engineering and …

Centre Director to give Keynote Talk

Prof Sergio A VelastinĀ of the Digital Imaging Research CentreĀ  will deliver a keynote talk “Computer Vision …

Kingston Professor of Applied Computer Vision to give keynote talk

Prof Sergio A Velastin is giving a keynote talk ‘Automatic Detection, Tracking and Classification of Road …

Cutting-edge advance in CCTV software earns industry acclaim

Experts at London’s Kingston University have played a key part in developing a new CCTV system …

IEEE promotion for DIRC Centre Director

Professor Sergio Velastin has been elevated to a senior member of the IEEE.