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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Biometrics Engineering & Materials Science
Feature extraction Engineering & Materials Science
Speech recognition Engineering & Materials Science
Computer vision Engineering & Materials Science
Face recognition Engineering & Materials Science
Experiments Engineering & Materials Science
Speech enhancement Engineering & Materials Science
Semantics Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1983 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

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
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
Image processing
Traffic signs
Program processors
Graphics processing unit

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

Agile Methods
Risk Management
Risk management
risk management
23 Citations (Scopus)

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

Railroad cars
Support vector machines
Railroad tracks
Collision avoidance


25K Awards 2013 Winner - Digital Media & Software Category

Fabian Campbell-West (Recipient), 26 Oct 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

digital media
intellectual property

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

Huiyu Zhou (Recipient), 24 Feb 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

honors 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)

Activities 2000 2019

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

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

Paul Miller (Examiner)
24 Jan 2019

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

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