Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing

A Practical Approach with Examples in Matlab

Book Authors

Chris Solomon

Chris Solomon gained a B.Sc in theoretical physics from Durham University and a Ph.D in Medical imaging from the Royal Marsden Hospital, University of London. Since 1994, he has been on the Faculty at the School of Physical Sciences where he is currently a Reader in Forensic Imaging. He has broad research interests focussing on evolutionary and genetic algorithms, image processing and statistical learning methods with a special interest in the human face. Chris is also Technical Director of Visionmetric Ltd, a company he founded in 1999 and which is now the UK’s leading provider of facial composite software and training in facial identification to police forces. He has received a number of UK and European awards for technology innovation and commercialisation of academic research.

Toby Breckon

Toby Breckon holds a Ph.D in Informatics and B.Sc in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. Since 2006 he has been a faculty member in image processing and computer vision in the School of Engineering at Cranfield University, moving onward to Durham University in 2013. His key research interests in this domain relate to 3D sensing, real-time vision, sensor fusion, visual surveillance and robotic deployment. He is additionally a visiting member of faculty at Ecole Superieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancees (France) and has held visiting faculty positions in China and Japan. In 2008 he led the development of image-based automatic threat detection for the winning Stellar Team system in the UK MoD Grand Challenge. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and an Accredited Senior Imaging Scientist (ASIS) as Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS).

The authors would like to thank the following people and organisations for their various support and assistance in the production of this book: the authors families and friends for their support and (frequent) understanding, Professor Chris Dainty (National University of Ireland), Dr. Stuart Gibson (University of Kent), Dr. Timothy Lukins (University of Edinburgh), The University of Kent, Cranfield University, VisionMetric Ltd and Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.

Additional specific thanks to MathWorks Inc and Dr. Rik Higham (formerly University of Edinburgh) for permission to reproduce images in this text.

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