Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Speech and Language Processing

The Speech and Language Processing Group conducts research into speech modelling, speaker modelling and dialogue modelling to advance the design of robust spoken language systems.

Applications include speech control of household devices, mobile phones and PDAs as well as speech-driven access to remote information.

Image & Vision Systems

The team is focused on pioneering future directions and innovation in artificial vision systems through the integration of image/video processing software and hardware expertise. 

The work includes algorithm development and evaluation for the detection, recognition and tracking of objects in image sequences; digital image watermarking; and segmentation and registration of 3-d medical images, and segmentation and analysis of histological virtual slides.  Complementary research includes the development of hardware-based matrix algorithms for image processing.

Applications being addressed by this work are video surveillance for defence and civil security (CCTV); image verification and validation for the broadcasting industry; and tumour definition for radiation therapy planning and cancer diagnosis. 

Presently, funding is derived from a mixture of national industry and government sources.

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    Research Output

    FPGA-based Processor Acceleration for Image Processing Applications

    Siddiqui, F., Amiri, S., Minhas, U. I., Deng, T., Woods, R., Rafferty, K. & Crookes, D., 13 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Imaging. 5, 1, 22 p., 16.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    204 Downloads (Pure)

    Capturing Risks in Agile Methods

    Odzaly, E., Greer, D. & Stewart, D., 01 Feb 2018, In : Advanced Science Letters. 24, 2, p. 1509–1513 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Point-to-set distance metric learning on deep representations for visual tracking

    Zhang, S., Qi, Y., Jiang, F., Lan, X., Yuen, P. C. & Zhou, H., Jan 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems . 19, 1, p. 187 - 198

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 31 Citations (Scopus)


    25K Awards 2013 Winner - Digital Media & Software Category

    Fabian Campbell-West (Recipient), 26 Oct 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best Paper Award in the Area of Applications, ICPRAM 2016, Rome, Italy

    Huiyu Zhou (Recipient), 24 Feb 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best Paper Prize (IMA Conference)

    Rachael Abbott (Recipient), Jesus Martinez del Rincon (Recipient) & Neil Robertson (Recipient), 23 Nov 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    Vide-omics: A Genomics-Inspired Paradigm for Video Analysis

    Paul Miller (Examiner)
    24 Jan 2019

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) 2019

    Charles Gillan (Participant)
    26 Mar 201928 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

    Jesus Martinez-del-Rincon (Member of programme committee)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


    Applications of Novel Speech and Audio-Visual Processing Research

    Ming Ji (Participant), Ramji Srinivasan (Participant), Daniel Crookes (Participant), Darryl Stewart (Participant), Niall McLaughlin (Participant), Roger Woods (Participant)

    Impact: Economic Impact, Health Impact


    Paul Miller (Participant)

    Impact: Economic Impact