Prof. Nick Pears
University of York
Nick Pears is a Professor of Computer Vision in York’s Vision, Graphics and Learning (VGL) research group. He works on statistical modelling of 3D shapes, with an emphasis on the human face and head. The Liverpool-York Head Model and the associated Headspace training set has been downloaded by over 100 research groups internationally, with the Universal Head Model being downloaded by 50 research groups. His most recent work with his PhD students has focused on semantic disentanglement of 3D images and how to make autonomous vehicles safer and more trustworthy when using computer vision systems. He is assessor for many PhDs including construction of generative models for novel video content using adversarial deep learning techniques.