Researcher biography

Brian C. Lovell was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1960. He received the BE in electrical engineering (Honours I) in 1982, the BSc in computer science in 1983, and the PhD in signal processing in 1991: all from the University of Queensland (UQ). Professor Lovell is Project Leader of the Advanced Surveillance Group at UQ. He served as President of the International Association of Pattern Recognition 2008-2010, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Fellow of the IEAust, and voting member for Australia on the Governing Board of the International Association for Pattern Recognition since 1998. Professor Lovell was Program Co-Chair of ICPR2008 in Tampa, Florida, and was General Co-Chair of ACPR2011 in Beijing, General Co-Chair of ICIP2013 in Melbourne, Program Co-Chair of ICPR2016 in Cancun, and Program Co-Chair of ICPR2020 in Milan. The Advanced Surveillance Group has worked with port, rail, and airport organizations as well as several national and international agencies to identify and develop technology-based solutions to address real operational and security concerns.

Professor Lovell is an Honorary Professor at IIT Guwahati, India; Associate Editor of Pattern Recognition Journal. Associate Editor in Chief of the Machine Learning Research Journal, Member if the IAPR TC4 on Biometrics and Member of the Awards Committee and Education Committee of the IEEE Biometrics Council.

His current research projects are in the fields of:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning
  • Biometrics
  • Robust Face Recognition using Deep Learning
  • Masked Face Recognition for COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Adversarial Attacks on AI Systems
  • Digital Pathology
  • Neurofibroma Detection and Assessment
  • Object Detection with Deep Learning

* I am currently recruiting PhD students and Postdoc Fellows in Artificial Intelligence to work with my team. If you are interested and have a strong record from a good university, please send your CV to me. See also my advertised projects.