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Professor Paul Rosin

Professor Paul Rosin

Professor of Computer Vision

School of Computer Science and Informatics

+44 (0)29 2087 5585
3.09, Abacws, Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AG
Available for postgraduate supervision


For over 30 years I have been active in computer vision research. A guiding principle is that my work should provide effective and robust methods which are thoroughly evaluated.  This has led to my work (e.g. my methods for unimodal thresholing, polygonal segmentation, convexity estimation, etc.) being widely used across many disciplines and applications beyond just the computer vision community.  In addition to developing fundamental computer vision methods, I have also been involved in many multi-disciplinary collaborations in areas such as psychology, dentistry, optometry, sociology, security, and cultural heritage. For more details see my personal web page.


Academic positions

  • 2012 – present: Professor, Cardiff School of Computer Science, Cardiff University
  • 2000 – 2012: Senior Lecturer/Reader, Cardiff School of Computer Science, Cardiff University
  • 1995 – 2000: Lecturer, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University
  • 1993 – 1995: Research Scientist, Institute for Remote Sensing, Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • 1990 – 1993: Lecturer, Department of Computing Science, Curtin University, Australia
  • 1990 – 1990: Research fellow, Centre for Information Engineering, City University, London
  • 1988 – 1989: Research fellow, Dept. of Neurology, Guy’s Hospital, University of London

Committees and reviewing

2015 – present: Member of University Senate


We are currently unable to retrieve the list of publications. Visit our institutional repository.

My research interests are based in computer vision, with current particular interests in non-photorealistic rendering, 2D and 3D facial models, shape analysis and mesh processing. I also am (or have been) interested in a range of topics in the field such as cellular automata, approximating and representing curves, methods for performance evaluation and low level image processing. I am also active in processing biological, geophysical, remote sensing, and art/architectural data.


I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • computer vision
  • non-photorealistic rendering
  • mesh processing

If you would like to submit an application you will need to follow the procedure outlined on the University postgraduate research pages. The process requires applicants to identify a potential supervisor as part of their application. Feel free to contact me to discuss supervision.

Also, for many years I have supervised visitors from China funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). This includes: students fully funded to study for a PhD in the UK, PhD students (based in a Chinese university) funded to spend 1 year at Cardiff University, members of staff (based in a Chinese university) funded to spend 1 year at Cardiff University. Note that for the first category, Cardiff University offers several scholarships providing tuition fee waivers for successful China Scholarship Council students.