Researcher biography

Brian C. Lovell, born in Brisbane, Australia in 1960, received his BE in Electrical Engineering (Honours I) in 1982, BSc in Computer Science in 1983, and PhD in Signal Processing in 1991, all from the University of Queensland (UQ). Currently, he is the Project Leader of the Advanced Surveillance Group at UQ. Professor Lovell served as the President of the International Association of Pattern Recognition from 2008 to 2010, is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of the IEAust, Fellow of the Asia-Pacific AI Association, and has been a voting member for Australia on the Governing Board of the International Association for Pattern Recognition since 1998.

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

In addition, Professor Lovell has chaired and co-chaired numerous international conferences in the field of pattern recognition, including ICPR2008, ACPR2011, ICIP2013, ICPR2016, and ICPR2020. His Advanced Surveillance Group has collaborated with port, rail, and airport organizations, as well as several national and international agencies, to develop technology-based solutions for operational and security concerns.

His current research projects are in the fields of:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • StyleGAN
  • Stable Diffusion
  • 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

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