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Professor Clinton Fookes

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Vision & SIgnal Processing

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Name
Professor Clinton Fookes
Position(s)
Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Vision & SIgnal Processing
Discipline *
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Phone
+61 7 3138 2458
Fax
+61 7 3138 1516
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), B. Engineering (Aero/Av) (1st Hon) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

Biometrics, Computer Vision, Face Recognition, Image Processing, Intelligent Surveillance, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Person Tracking, Super-Resolution, Visual Attention

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Clinton Fookes is a Professor  in Vision & Signal Processing and the Speech, Audio, Image and Video Technologies group within the Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT. He holds a BEng (Aerospace/Avionics), an MBA with a focus on technology innovation/management, and a PhD in the field of computer vision. Clinton actively researches in the fields of computer vision and pattern recognition including video surveillance, biometrics, human-computer interaction, airport security and operations, command and control, and complex systems. Clinton has attracted over $15M of cash funding for fundamental and applied research from external competitive sources and has published over 140 internationally peer-reviewed articles. He has been the Director of Research for the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. He is currently the Head of Discipline for Vision & Signal Processing. He is the Technical Director for the Airports of the Future collaborative research initiatives. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a member of other professional organisations including the APRS. He is also an Australian Institute of Policy and Science Young Tall Poppy, an Australian Museum Eureka Prize winner, and a 2016/17 Senior Fulbright Scholar.

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Teaching

  • Software Systems Design
  • Engineering Systems
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • Image Processing & Computer Vision
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Experience

Research Areas

  • Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Image Analysis.
  • Video Surveillance, Biometrics, Person Tracking, Super-Resolution, Camera Management.
  • Face & Expression Recognition, Human Activity Recognition, Gait Recognition.
  • Human-Computer Interaction, Visual Attention.
  • Airport Security, Airport Operations, Complexity Science.

Research applications include

  • Security – biometrics, intelligent surveillance and vehicle monitoring.
  • Aviation – aviation security, screening, performance monitoring and access control.
  • Medical Imaging – image registration, image screening and visual attention.
  • Infrastructure – complex systems, operational monitoring and agent-based modelling.
  • Energy – energy audits, thermal infra-red surveillance.

Reviewer for

  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  • Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence
  • Image and Vision Computing
  • Pattern Recognition Letters
  • ARC Assessor

Technical + Organising Program Committees

  • 2015: Exhibits Co-Chair IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
  • 2014: Area Chair  International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)
  • 2014: International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB)
  • 2009 – 2011: International Symposium on Optical Engineering and Photonic Technology
  • 2008 – 2011: European Signal Processing Conference
  • 2006 – 2011: IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video & Signal based Surveillance
  • 2007 – 2011: IEEE Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image & Video Technology
  • 2009 – 2010: Workshop on Video-Oriented Object & Event Classification
  • 2007: Workshop on Non-Rigid Registration & Tracking through Learning
  • 2006 – 2007: Beyond Patches joined with the International Conference on Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition
  • 2003, 2005: Digital Image Computing: Techniques & Applications Conference
  • 2003: Editor for the Australian and New Zealand Conference on Intelligent Information Systems
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Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Eureka Prize Winner - Recipient of the Australian Museum Eureka Prize People's Choice Award in 2010, and title of "Australia's Favourite Scientist", for scientific research and innovation.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Engineers Australia QLD Division Engineering Excellence Award for Research & Development 2011
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Graduate Management Association of Australia Award for Entrepreneurship 2012
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Top 50 Best & Brightest Talents in QLD in 2010
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Australian Institute of Policy & Science Young Tall Poppy Science Award 2009

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Solve it or Ignore it? The Challenge of Alignment Distortion and Creating Next Generation Automatic Facial Expression Detection
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP140100793
Start year
2014
Keywords
Face Processing; Face Recognition; Computer Vision
Title
Improving Productivity and Efficiency of Australian Airports - A Real Time Analytics and Statistical Approach
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP140100282
Start year
2015
Keywords
Bayesian Networks; Video Analytics; Operations Management
Title
Monitoring intuitive expertise in the context of airport security screening
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP140100221
Start year
2015
Keywords
Intuitive Expertise; Airport Security; Automated Monitoring
Title
Omniscient Face Recognition for Uncooperative Subjects
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP110100827
Start year
2011
Keywords
Face Recognition; Computer Vision; Biometrics; Image Processing
Title
Intelligent Surveillance Research for Crowd Monitoring and Event Detection
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
PR09-0089
Start year
2010
Keywords
Video Surveillance; Video Event Detection
Title
Airports of the Future
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0990135
Start year
2009
Keywords
Complex Systems Engineering; Airport Operations Management; Business Process Modelling; Surveillance and Identity Management; Human Systems Interaction; Risk and Emergency Management;
Title
Intelligent Surveillance System and Early Warning Support for Monitoring Human Traffic
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
NSST
Start year
2006
Keywords
Video Surveillance; Person Tracking; Face Recognition; Gait Recognition; Human Action Recognition