A full list of my publications is available via this link



Selected recent papers


Johnston, P.W. McOwan & C. Benton, "Biological computation of image motion from flows over boundaries" in Journal of Physiology Paris vol. 97, pp. 325-334, March-May 2003. (download pdf)

Anderson & P. McOwan, "Model of a predatory stealth behaviour camouflaging motion" in Proceedings of the Royal Society B vol. 270, pp. 489-495, March 2003 (download pdf)

R. Everitt & P.W. McOwan, "Java-Based Internet Biometric Authentication System" in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence vol. 25, no. 9, pp. 1166-1172, Sept 2003. (download pdf)

K. Anderson & P. McOwan, A real-time automated system for the recognition of human facial expressions IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B vol 36 no1 Feb 2005 (download pdf)




Additional Publication Resources (videos, demos and so on)


McOwan P. W. & Johnston A. Motion transparency arises from perceptual grouping: evidence from luminance and contrast modulation motion displays, Current Biology 6 (1996) pp 1343-1346 Download .pdf [movie showing transition between transparent and rotational motion]

Johnston A, McOwan P W & Benton C, Robust velocity computation from a biologically motivated model of motion perception Proc. Royal Soc. Lond. B 266 (1999) pp509-518 Download .pdf

McOwan P. W., Benton C. Dale J. & Johnston A, A multi-differential neuromorphic approach to motion detection, International Journal of Neural Systems, 9 (1999) pp429-434 Download .pdf [movie showing processing of real image sequence]

Johnston A, Benton C & McOwan P W, Induced motion at texture-defined motion boundaries, Proc. Royal Soc. Lond. B 266 (1999) pp 2441-2450. Download .pdf [movie of induced motion in second order stimulus]

C. Benton, A. Johnston & McOwan P W, Computational modelling of interleaved first- and second-order motion sequences and translating 3f+4f beat patterns. Vision Research. 40 (2000) pp 1135-1142 Download .pdf

Everitt R. & McOwan P.W. Java-Based Internet Biometric Authentication System, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 25,No 9,Sept. 2003 pp 1166- 1172 [Further Information] The system won Runner Up Prize at the research poster session at 6th World conference on Biometrics and Applications, Biometrics 2003 Oct 30 2003

Dautenhan K, McOwan P W & Warwick K, Robot neuroscience; a cybernetics approach in Neuromorphic systems. Engineering silicon from neurobiology� Editors L Smith & A Hamilton, World Scientific 113-125 (1998) Download paper in .pdf format

Anderson K. & McOwan P. W. (2002)A memetic algorithm for scene content and motions analysis EPSRC Network on Evolvability in Biological & Software Systems: Symposium Software Evolution and Evolutionary Computation University of Hertfordshire Computer Science Technical Report No. 364. (2002). poster.zip

Milan A. Verma and Peter W. McOwan ĎAn adaptive methodology for synthesising Mobile Phone Games using Genetic Algorithmsí IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Edinburgh, Volume: 1 pp  864- 871 2005 see the website

Caifeng Shan, Shaogang Gong, and Peter W. McOwan, "Appearance Manifold of Facial Expression", Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, in conjunction with ICCV'2005, Beijing, China, October, 2005. [ pdf]

Caifeng Shan, Shaogang Gong, and Peter W. McOwan, "Conditional Mutual Information Based Boosting for Facial Expression Recognition", Proc. British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC'05), Oxford, UK, September, 2005. (Oral, 16% acceptance rate) [ pdf]

Caifeng Shan, Shaogang Gong, and Peter W. McOwan, "Robust Facial Expression Recognition Using Local Binary Patterns", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'05), Genova, Italy, September, 2005. [ pdf]


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