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Prestigious summer school explores the future of computer vision

Some of the brightest young minds in computer vision will meet at a prestigious summer school this July to hear from international researchers in the field.

Hosted at the University of Lincoln, UK, the BMVA Computer Vision Summer School 2017 will welcome PhD students and early career researchers from across the UK and abroad. The summer school is an annual event led by the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA), which provides a national forum for individuals and organisations involved in advanced machine vision, image processing, and pattern recognition.

The event is being held in Lincoln this year for the first time, in the new £28million Isaac Newton Building which is a hub of teaching and learning, pioneering research, and industry collaboration. It is home to the University’s Schools of Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics and Physics, and incorporates specialist robotics facilities alongside scientific laboratories and workshops.

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The 22nd BMVA Computer Vision Summer School is being led by Dr Nicola Bellotto, who specialises in advanced artificial intelligence, robotics and computer vision, Dr Thryphon Lambrou, an expert in medical imaging, and Dr Michael Mangan, whose primary research focuses on computational modelling of the navigational behaviour of insects, all from the University of Lincoln’s School of Computer Science. They are working together with colleagues from the University of East Anglia (UEA) to host the summer school, and the organisational team will collaborate again next year when the annual event will be held at UEA in Norwich.

Dr Nicola Bellotto will present at the summer school and will be joined by other leading lights of computer vision who will deliver a host of seminars, lectures and workshops for the delegates.

Other speakers include Robotics System Architect at Dyson, Robert Deaves, who will speak on Machine vision in practice, Research Engineer for the Microsoft Hololens, Federica Bogo, who will present on Human body modelling, and Davide Scaramuzza from the University of Zurich, who will discuss Robot vision and event cameras. Speakers will also travel from Durham University, Imperial College London, the University of Manchester, and a host of other institutions across the UK.

“We are delighted to host the BMVA Computer Vision Summer School 2017 along with our colleagues from UEA,” Dr Nicola Bellotto said. “It represents a fantastic opportunity for PhD researchers to learn from the best in the field and to network with their peers, all of whom represent the future of computer vision. With so many new research projects and advancements in AI and computer vision, it is a very exciting time for the sector and we very much look forward to seeing what the future holds.”

The summer school, which will consist of an intensive week of lectures and lab sessions covering a wide range of topics in computer vision, runs from Monday 3rd – Friday 7th July 2017. More information is available online:  http://cvss.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/