What dinosaurs' colour patterns say about their habitat 30 December 2016After reconstructing the colour patterns of a well-preserved dinosaur from China, researchers from the University of Bristol have found that the long-lost species Psittacosaurus (meaning "parrot lizard", a reference to its parrot-like beak) was light on its underside and darker on top.
Azul Optics - a BVI Spin-out8 November 2016Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of incurable blindness in the western world.
Young Vision Researchers’ Colloquium 20168 November 2016This year’s colloquium was held on the same day as the EU Referendum. Those of us attending were treated to a day of discovery, with interesting and diverse current research, effectively communicated in a supportive environment.
Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture 20168 November 2016Professor Hugh Brady, Vice Chancellor of the University of Bristol introduced this year’s Richard Gregory Lecturer, Dr. Keith Scholey, Director of Silverback Films.
The effectiveness of 3D camouflage1 November 2016Over 100 years ago, the American artist Abbot Thayer proposed that the reason so many animals are darker on their backs than their bellies is to disguise their 3D shape and so improve camouflage.
Marie-Curie ITN PROVISION 1 November 2016The Visual Information Laboratory hosted the sixth meeting of the PROVISION Initial Training Network from the 22nd – 26th of August, 2016.
MULTIDRONE19 October 2016The University of Bristol is leading a new EU H2020 project coordinated by Professor Ioannis Pitas in VI-Lab. With a total budget of over €5 million, the aim of MULTIDRONE is to develop an innovative intelligent multi-drone team platform for media production to cover outdoor events (e.g. sports) that are typically distributed over large expanses, ranging, for example, from a stadium to an entire city.
The future of perceptual video compression - the PROVISION project15 August 2016It is estimated that around 70% to 90% of all neurons in the human brain are dedicated to vision. This demonstrates the importance of visual information for humans. Video technology has become an important part of everyday life, providing entertainment, knowledge, education and communication...
BVI on BBC's The One Show11 May 2016In an episode of The One Show which aired on the 15th April, BVI contributed to an item demonstrating the dangers of texting while driving.
What’s in a CSF?26 April 2016The Contrast Sensitivity Function (CSF) is a representation of how sensitive the human visual system is to any given frequency.
GLANCE: a new EPSRC funded project20 April 2016GLANCE which stands for GLAnceable Nuances for Contextual Events is a new EPSRC funded project that starts this month. The £806,994 project brings together BVI academics from Computer Science (Walterio Mayol-Cuevas and Dima Damen) and Experimental Psychology (Iain Gilchrist and Casimir Ludwig) and will support two postdocs and two PhD students over the next four years.
Research News: Crustacean Vision13 April 2016Dr Martin How from the Ecology of Vision Lab in the School of Biological Sciences was awarded a £150,000 research grant from the Royal Society to fund a PhD studentship in crustacean vision.
David Bull to Chair IEEE ICIP 202011 April 2016The IEEE International Conference on Image Processing is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on image and video processing and computer vision.
Optimal Presentation Duration for Subjective Video Quality Assessment8 April 2016Subjective quality assessment is an essential component of modern image and video processing, both for the validation of objective metrics and for the comparison of coding methods. However, the standard procedures used to collect data can be prohibitively time-consuming.
Improved detection of seabed mines24 February 2016A project led by Tilo Burghardt in VI-Lab has developed operator-assurance capabilities for the effective and practical use of Automated Target Recognition (ATR) in seabed mine detection.
Warm Welcomes. Professor Ioannis Pitas27 January 2016Professor Ioannis Pitas, (IEEE Fellow, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, EURASIP Fellow) joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Visual Information Laboratory as a Professor in January 2016.