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Prof Edwin Hancock B.Sc.,Ph.D. (Dunelm), FIET, FInstP, FBCS, FIAPR
Emeritus Professor


Computer vision; pattern recognition; machine learning; graph-algorithms in vision; shape-from-shading and texture; face image analysis; shape analysis and recognition; object recognition. Complex networks. Machine learning.


B.Sc. (Physics, University of Durham, 1977),
Ph.D. (High Energy Nuclear Physics, University of Durham, 1981),
D.Sc. (by publication, University of Durham, 2008),
Doctor Honoris Causa (Universitat d'Alacant),
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder (2009-2014).


Posts Held:

1981-1991 - Research in High Energy Physics and Pattern Recognition, Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory,
1984-1991 - Tutor Open University.
1988-1991 - Part Time Lecturer Department of Electrical Engineering Surrey University.
1991-1997 - Lecturer, University of York.
1997-1998 - Senior Lecturer, University of York.
1998 - Reader, University of York.
1998 to present - Professor, University of York.

Visiting Appointments:

Honorary Professor Anhui University (2004-present).
Visiting researcher NICTA/ANU (2006-present).
Visiting Fellow Isaac Newton Institute (2008).

External Examining:
External examiner University College London (1999-2003), Edinburgh University (2002-2004) and University of Warwick (2007-2009).

Editorial Appointments:
Editor-in-Chief Pattern Recognition (2106-)
Editor-in-Chief IET Computer Vision (2006-2011).
Associate Editor IEEE TPAMI (1999-2005),
Pattern Recognition (Associate Editor, 1991-2010, Area Editor 2010-present).
CVIU (Area Editor, 2008-present),
Image and Vision Computing (Associate Editor, 2009-2011).
Associate Editor Journal of Complex Networks (OUP)

Professional Memberships;

Fellow IAPR (2000), IET (2007), BCS (2008) and Institute of Physics (2008), IEEE (2016).
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder (2009--2014).
Senior Member IEEE (2010).
Fellow IEEE (2016).

Membership External Bodies

IAPR Governing Board (2006-present)
Chair IAPR Constitution and Bylaws Committee (2008-2012).
Ciar IAPR Maria Petrou Prize Committee (2014-2016).
Member UKCRC
Member Royal Society Newton International Fellowships Panel (2013-2015, 2016-2018).
Member REF Computer Science and Information Technology Panel 2014.
Chair Computer Science Evaluation Commission, Czech Academy of Science (2015).
Member IEEE Computer Society Fellow Evaluation Panel (2016).


Contact details

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

Phone: +44 (0)1904 325497