University of Essex,
Department of Computer Science
Essex, CO4 3SQ
|Room Number: 4B.525
Telephone: (01206) 872343
Facsimile: (01206) 872788
Email: spacl (@essex.ac.uk)
In the 1980's Dr Spacek visited MIT for a period of research with Prof. JM Brady, who was also his PhD supervisor. In 2001, he worked on omnidirectional vision at the EC centre of excellence at the Czech Technical University in Prague (Centre for Machine Perception).
His research interests are centered on generally applicable computer vision methods: edge detection, texture analysis, occlusion analysis, object and face recognition, motion computation, visual navigation for autonomous vehicles and omnidirectional vision.
Dr Spacek has published over 30 scientific papers in these areas and has given research seminars around the world to many universities and companies. He has served as a member of the BMVC and ICPR committees and several other conference committees, as well as a referee for a number of computer vision journals. He has held EPSRC grants and has extensive experience supervising PhD students.
Specific projects under investigation include: