International scientific panel

Josef Kittler

Member of the International scientific panel, Computer science

Josef Kittler received his B.A. in Electrical Engineering (1971), PhD in Pattern Recognition (1974), and ScD (1992), all from University of Cambridge. He was a Research Assistant at the Engineering Department of Cambridge University (1973-75), SERC Research Fellow at the University of Southampton (1975-77), Royal Society European Research Fellow, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommuninations, Paris (1977-78), IBM Research Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford (1978-80), Principal Research Associate, SERC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (1980-84) and Principal Scientific Officer, SERC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (1985). He also worked as the SERC Coordinator for Pattern Analysis (1982), and was Rutherford Research Fellow at Oxford University, Dept. Engineering Science (1985).

He joined the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering of Surrey University in 1986 where he is Professor of Machine Intelligence. He founded the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey in 1987 and co-founded OmniPerception Ltd in 2002. He served as President of the International Association for Pattern Recognition during 1994-1996 and was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2000. He is Series Editor of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.