Academic and Teaching Staff

Nick Pears
Senior Lecturer


Areas of interest are computer vision, pattern recognition, in particular related to 3D imaging and 3D shape analysis. Specific projects include 3D face landmarking; 3D face modelling for medical applications; 3D shape matching for web retrieval; 2D/3D face recognition, visual tracking and recognition of human activity; real-time embedded architectures for vision.


BSc (Dunelm) Engineering, PhD (Dunelm) Robotics


BSc in Engineering Science and PhD in Robotics from Durham University, UK. Post Doctoral RA at Oxford University (1990-1994). Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge University (1994-1998). Lecturer, York University (1998-2009). Senior Lecturer (2009-)

Departmental and University Roles

  • Admissions tutor (Undergraduate)
  • Undergraduate prospectus editor
  • Member of Departmental Management Committee
  • Member of CS-EE JAPG


Contact details

Department of Computer Science
University of York
Deramore Lane
YO10 5GH

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325658

Office: CSE/233

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