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Academic and Teaching Staff

Nick Pears


I'm a member of the Vision, Graphics and Learning research group. Current interests include 3D face/head shape modelling and analysis; safe and explainable computer vision for self-driving vehicles; computer vision for robot manipulators; medical image classification. My web home page is at:


BSc (Dunelm) Engineering, PhD (Dunelm) Robotics


Post Doctoral RA (Robotics), University of Oxford (1990-1994). Fellow in Engineering, Girton College, University of Cambridge (1994-1998). Lecturer, University of York (1998-2009). Senior Lecturer, University of York (2009-2020). Reader, University of York (2020-22). Professor, University of York (2022-).

Departmental and University Roles

  • Undergraduate prospectus editor
  • Member of Departmental Management Committee
  • Member of CS-EE JAPG
  • Admissions Tutor for Undergraduate Degree Programmes
  • Ombudsman for the Computing Infrastructure
  • Deputy Director of Admissions (UG Admissions)


Contact details

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

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325658

Office: CSE/140


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