Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)

The Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) is an internationally recognised leader in audio-visual machine perception research. With a diverse community of more than 120 researchers, CVSSP is one of the largest audio and vision research groups in the UK. Our research in the Centre has led to award-winning spin-out companies in the biometric, communication, medical and creative industries.

Research

Research portfolio of £18.5m current awards from EPSRC, InnovateUK, EU, industry and charities.

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Expertise

Our core expertise includes signal, image and video processing, pattern recognition, computer vision and graphics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, medical image analysis and human computer interaction.

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Applications

CVSSP has an internationally outstanding track-record of pioneering research leading to new technologies including:

  • Facial recognition for security
  • Medical Image analysis for cancer detection
  • Immersive spatial audio for entertainment
  • 3D video reconstruction for visual effects in film, TV, games and VR
  • Robots capable of safe interaction with people
  • Audio-visual data search and understanding

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9 PhD Scholarships (fully-funded) - starting 2018/19

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News and features

News story

9 CVSSP PhD Studentships (Fully Funded) - Starting 2018/19

Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey, is developing some of the most exciting and ground-breaking technologies from facial recognition for security and medical imaging understanding for cancer detection, through to 3D Spatial Audio and 3D reconstruction from video to enable visual-effects production in films and VR and right now we are offering outstanding candidates the opportunity to come and join us.

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Press release

Hereditary facial features could be strongly influenced by a single gene variant, a new study finds

Do you have your grandmother’s eyes? Or your father’s nose? A new study by the Universities of Oxford and Surrey has uncovered variations in singular genes that have a large impact on human facial features, paving the way to understanding what determines the facial characteristics passed on from generation to generation.

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Press release

CVSSP unveils next-generation augmented and virtual reality technologies for film and television production

The University of Surrey has unveiled new game-changing technologies that are set to take augmented reality (AR) in television and virtual reality (VR) cinema to the next level. 

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