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Professor Tao Xiang


Professor of Computer Vision

Telephone: +44 20 7882 8020
Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 324
Office Hours: Friday 14:00-15:00, Monday 15:00-16:00


Fundamentals of Web Technology (Undergraduate)

This is a module designed to offer you practical skills as well as understanding of underlying principles of programming the World Wide Web. There will be two hours of lectures per week, and weekly timetabled lab sessions for each student. Major topics you will study include Internet and Web server basics; client-side programming using XHTML; Cascading Style Sheets, and Javascript. You will develop practical skills in server-side programming using PHP and gain an understanding and hands on experience in the practical issues involved when setting up a website.

Machine Learning for Visual Data Analysis (Postgraduate)

The module will cover the following topics: The Discrete Fourier Transform and the frequency content of images. The design and use of Gabor filters. Principal Component Analysis for denoising and compression. Unsupervised classification via feature space clustering. Texture segmentation with Gabor filters.


Research Interests:

Overall research goal: design a computer system that understands what it sees

Specifically, my research interests include computer vision, machine learning, pattern recognition, and data mining. The basic idea is to develop algorithms and models for automated analysis of video content. In particular, I aim to address the problems of extracting informative and concise features from video, constructing dynamic models in the feature space, developing effective and efficient algorithms for learning the structure and parameters of the models, and applying the models to interpret the video content. Recently I have been focused on video behaviour analysis for anomaly detection, human action recognition, multi-sensor data fusion for behaviour monitoring, adaptive and incremental learning, model order selection and feature selection, and biometrics.


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