Director, Advanced Surveillance Group, School of ITEE, UQ
Professor Lovell is Director of the Advanced Surveillance Group in the School of ITEE, UQ. He was President of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) [2008‐2010], and is Fellow of the IAPR, Senior Member of the IEEE, and voting member for Australia on the Governing Board of the IAPR. Professor Lovell is General Co-Chair of the International Conference on Biometrics to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia, in 2018. He was General Co‐Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing in Melbourne, 2013 and Program Co‐Chair of the International Conference of Pattern Recognition in Cancun, 2016. In 2011, the Face in the Crowd recognition system developed by his research group won the IFSEC Industrial Prize for Best CCTV System (Birmingham, UK) and the APICTA Trophy for Best R&D in the Asia‐Pacific Region (Phuket, Thailand). These early systems were also demonstrated to the research community during invited presentations at CVPR2011 (Colorado Springs) and IJCB2011 (Washington). His research interests include non‐cooperative and mobile Face Recognition, Biometrics, Surveillance, Statistical Manifolds, and Pattern Recognition. In 2016 his startup company was listed as a Top 20 Homeland Security Provider by US-based Government CIO Outlook Magazine.
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