Professor David Hogg

Research interests

My research is in the area of computer vision with application to animation, human-computer interaction and scene monitoring. I am particularly interested in devising techniques for learning and then recognising the shapes and behaviours of objects within a scene. We have developed ways for building probabilistic models of shape and behaviour from observing scenes over long periods of time. These models have been used for animation, for synthesising interactive agents, and for detecting atypical events in traffic and pedestrian scenes.


  • BSc Applied Mathematics, Warwick, 1975
  • MSc Computer Science, Western Ontario, 1976
  • DPhil, Sussex, 1984

Professional memberships

  • IEEE Computer Society
  • British Machine Vision Association (BMVA)
  • The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)
  • International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR)

Student education

I teach in the School of Computing in the general area of Computer Vision.

Research groups and institutes

  • Artificial Intelligence

Postgraduate research opportunities

We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study.

Projects currently available: