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Dr. Kenneth Dawson-Howe

I am a tenured lecturer (a title which is sometimes confusingly referred to as "assistant professor") and course director of the Integrated Computer Science degree programme in the School of Computer Science and Statistics in Trinity College Dublin. My research is in the area of Computer Vision and hence I am part of the Graphics, Vision and Visualisation (GV2) Research Group. I am also



  • Computer Vision/Vision Systems (CS4053). This is an introduction to Computer Vision for final year. Read this extra information if you're thinking of taking this option.
  • Introduction to Programming (CS1010). This is an introductory course to Programming which is taught using Java. I teach the first semester of this course which looks at basic imperative programming (e.g. simple types, variables, terminal & dialog I/O, loops, conditional statements, functions, array).

Project Supervision

I supervise (final year / year 5 / taught MSc) projects which have a computer vision component. To give you a feel for this type of project have a look at some previous projects (from domains only) that I have supervised. For further information (about project organisation, platform, weighting for evaluation, etc.) see this page. If you want to talk about a project or suggest one in the area of computer vision my contact details are here.

My current project proposals: All of my project proposals are relevant to final year students, year 5 students (taking an integrated Masters programme) and taught M.Sc. students. I now provide my project proposals in just one location (HERE) on what is referred to as the final year projects page (although the name and url don't refer to final year any more!).

Research & Publications

Full publication listing (click here). My most significant publications are a textbook in computer vision, and two editions of a dictionary of computer vision terminology.

My current research interests are in surveillance, video segmentation, video understanding and video adaptation.

My previous areas of research have included Gambling, Surveillance, Medical Imaging (Analysis of Ultrasound Images), Robotic landmine detection, Assistive Robotics for the disabled, Attention in Active Vision, Image Compression, Teaching in Computer Science, Real-time tracking of hand pose for Virtual Reality, Industrial Inspection (Relay Contacts and Printed Circuit Boards), Landmine Detection in Infrared Images, Computer Vision (General), Camera Calibration, Object Recognition (using 3-D models), 3-D Model extraction from images.


    M.A., Ph.D., Dip.Mgt.

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