Professor James Ferryman



Turing Network Development Award Lead, University of Reading


James Ferryman is Professor of Computational Vision, Department of Computer Science, School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences, University of Reading. He is Research Division Leader for Computer Science and leads the Computational Vision Group. Professor Ferryman has acted as the Director of both the British Machine Vision Association and the Security Information Technology Consortium.

Research interests

James's research interests are in computer vision and include automated surveillance and monitoring, multimodal biometrics, and benchmarking, with a particular focus on application to border security. He has led a range of UK and EU funded research programmes including the EPSRC REASON project (EP/C533429/1) on robust methods for monitoring and understanding people in public spaces and the EU PROTECT project (H2020-700259) on exploration of current and future use of biometrics in border security, the latter of which was shortlisted for THE Awards 2020 in the Research Project of the Year: STEM category. Since 2000, James has been Co-Chair of the IEEE International Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Tracking and Surveillance.