Professor David Hogg


David Hogg is Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Leeds. He is internationally recognized for his work on computer vision, particularly in the areas of video analysis and activity recognition. He works extensively across disciplinary boundaries, and over the past ten years has collaborated closely with researchers in design engineering and the performing arts. He has been a visiting professor at the MIT Media Lab, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Leeds, Chair of the ICT Strategic Advisory Team at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK, and most recently Chair of an international review panel for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence commissioned by EPSRC. He is currently Chair of the Academic Advisory Group of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), helping to promote collaborative research between over 20 prominent research intensive universities from around the globe. David is a Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI), a Distinguished Fellow of the British Machine Vision Association, and a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition.

A recent short talk on AI in the Public Sector


  • Head of Artificial Intelligence research theme

Research interests

My recent research has focused on activity analysis from video, with fundamental research on categorisation, tracking, segmentation and motion modelling, through to the application of this research in several areas. Part of the work is exploring the integration of vision within a broader cognitive framework that includes audition, language, action, and reasoning.


  • 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.

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