5pm - 9pm

Thursday 4 April 2019

Can machines think?

Join us to celebrate thirty years of the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) where we will be showcasing our research past, present and future.

Rik Medlik Building
Stag Hill campus
University of Surrey
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Over the past thirty years, the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey, has become an international centre of excellence for training and research in audio and visual machine perception in collaboration with industry. Our research has pioneered new technologies for the benefit of society and the economy, with applications spanning healthcare, security, entertainment, robotics, autonomous vehicles, communication and audio-visual data analysis.


5pm - 6pm
  • Registration desk open
  • Live demonstration of CVSSP research
6pm - 7:30pm

Welcoming and opening remarks

  • Prof. G Q Max Lu (President and Vice-Chancellor) University of Surrey
  • Prof. Adrian Hilton (Director CVSSP).

Keynote speakers

  • Josef Kittler, CVSSP Founder and Distinguished Professor at the University of Surrey
  • Jiri Matas, Professor at the Centre for Machine Perception, Czech Technical University in Prague, CVSSP PhD alumni (1995)
  • Jonathan Starck, CTO Synthesia Technologies, CVSSP PhD Alumni (2003)
  • Shirin Enshaeifar, Senior Research Fellow in Machine Learning and Healthcare informatics CVSSP at the University of Surrey.

Discussion panel

  • Chaired by - Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Physics and Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey and award-winning broadcaster
7:30pm - 9pm
  • Live demonstrations of CVSSP research
  • Drinks reception

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