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

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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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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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A fully-funded PhD Studentship is available for a UK or EU student to join the flagship FACER2VM project funded by EPSRC.

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News and features

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Revolutionary approach brings 3D sound into the living room

Computer vision and sound experts at the University of Surrey have demonstrated ‘Media Device Orchestration’ – an innovative home audio concept which enables users to enjoy immersive audio experiences by using all available devices in a typical living room.


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Visual recognition experts win Gold Medal in Google YouTube challenge

Researchers in Surrey’s CVSSP have been ranked in the top ten from 650 entries in the Google YouTube ‘8M Video Understanding Challenge’.

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A fully-funded PhD Studentship is now available

A fully-funded PhD Studentship in Proton radiotherapy imaging reconstruction, is available for a UK or EU student to join the Medical Imaging lab at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey.

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