Paul Rosin

Professor of Computer Vision
School of Computer Science & Informatics
Cardiff University

[ Some History | Research Interests | Software | Demos | Data | Publications | Teaching | Contact Details ]


scroll Our work on the virtual unrolling of scrolls was featured on the One Show on BBC One. Also check out the University's press release and my page for more details.
CAe I am co-organising the International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging which runs as part of Expressive 2014 which in turn is collocated with SIGGRAPH 2014.
SHREC We organised the SHREC'14 competition for Shape Retrieval of Non-Rigid 3D Human Models. The results were presented at the Workshop on 3D Object Retrieval which was collocated with Eurographics 2014.
The annotations and extracted audio-visual features from the sequences of the two way conversations making up the Cardiff Conversational Database (CCDb) are now available.
cover Along with Andy Adamatzky and Xianfang Sun I edited a book on "Cellular Automata in Image Processing and Geometry" which was published by Springer in 2014 as part of their Emergence, Complexity and Computation book series.
NPRcover Along with John Collomosse I edited a book on "Image and Video-Based Artistic Stylisation" which was published by Springer in 2013 as part of their Computational Imaging and Vision book series.

Some History

I gained the B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Microprocessor Systems in 1984 from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from City University, London in 1988. I was a research fellow at City University, developing a prototype system for the Home Office to detect and classify intruders in image sequences. I worked on the Alvey project "Model-Based Interpretation of Radiological Images" at Guy's Hospital, London before becoming a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. I moved to Italy to work at the Institute for Remote Sensing Applications at the Joint Research Centre. followed by a return to the UK, becoming lecturer at the Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, London, UK. At the beginning of 2000 I moved to the School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff University.

Research Interests

I am a member of the School's Visual Computing research group (old group page). Its members are: . As well working my Visual Computing group colleagues I also collaborate with other researchers such as: .

See also this (old) page for more details of the group's activities. We are also part of the Research Institute of Visual Computing.

My past and present research includes:
cellular automata diatoms art and architecture CBIR mesh filtering reliefs remote sensing NPR scrolls bas relief

For a number of years I was newsletter editor and then secretary of the British Machine Vision Association.


Photographic Aesthetics and Non-Photorealistic Rendering

With Ramakrishna Kakarala (Nanyang Technological University) I organised the PAESNPR13 workshop held in Mexico on 28th October 2013 in conjunction with APSIVT 2013.
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Face analysis: The intersection of computer vision and human perception

With colleagues I organised a workshop in conjunction with ACCV 2012 held in Korea.
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British Machine Vision Conference

The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC2002) was held in Cardiff in 2002! You can read about some of the work described at the conference in an article in HERO
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Agent based Computer Vision

I was co-guest editor of the 2004 special issue of Pattern Recognition on Agent based Computer Vision. This was the original call for papers.
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Neural-Fuzzy Applications in Computer Vision

I was co-guest editor of the 2000 special issue of the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems on Neural-Fuzzy Applications in Computer Vision. This was the editorial, setting the scene.
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Machine Vision using Neural Networks

I was co-guest editor of the 1998 special issue of Neural Computing and Applications on Machine Vision using Neural Networks.

I have organised some of the BMVA technical meetings. You can read the abstracts for Low Level Feature Extraction and AI Methods and Data Fusion in Remote Sensing Image Processing .


Some software that I have developed (some of it in collaboration with colleagues) is available for:


You can upload your images and try out our non-photorealistic rendering method for generating line drawings.


The images used in the paper "An alternative approach to computing shape orientation with an application to compound shapes", Jovisa Zunic and Paul L. Rosin, International Journal of Computer Vision, vol. 81, no. 2, pp. 138-154, 2009 are available here.
The annotations and extracted audio-visual features from the sequences of the two way conversations making up the Cardiff Conversational Database (CCDb) are now available.


You can see a list of my papers with many PDF files available too:


This year I am teaching CMT102 Computational Systems, CM3102 - Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision and CM2303 - Algorithms and Data Structures.

Contact Details

School of Computer Science & Informatics
Cardiff University
Queen's Buildings
5 The Parade, Roath
Cardiff, CF24 3AA
United Kingdom
Telephone Number:
+44 (0)29 2087 5585
Fax Number:
+44 (0)29 2087 4598