This month we have two talks on open source facial recognition.


Prof James Ferryman
Dr William Jones
Pietra F T Madio


18:15 – Online session starts
18:30 – Presentations with questions
20:00 – Close

We will be live streaming via GoToWebinar and recording the talks for later posting on YouTube.


The PROTECT project

This talk will look at the recently completed EU funded PROTECT project which integrated face (in various ways) as part of an overall multi biometric system for border security, integrating smartphones and advanced passports into the process.

AI and Computer Vision

This talk will look at a research project Embecosm has been persuing on applying facial recognition at the edge using googles EdgeTPU and Tensorflow.

About the speakers

James Ferryman is Professor of Computational Vision at the University of Reading, where he led the PROTECT project. His current research is concerned with the automatic visual surveillance of wide area scenes using computational vision. The research has contributed new results in the areas of model-based vision, visual tracking and surveillance, especially using 3D deformable models.

William Jones has a research background in computational neuroscience, with a focus on artificial neural networks and machine learning techniques. He leads Embecosm’s AI team, working on applying these machine learning and AI techniques to the domains of compiler and code optimization.

Pietra F. T. Madio is part of Embecosm’s AI team. Recently she has focused on making Artificial Intelligence accessible to teenagers, focusing on Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

Watch the video

This event is brought to you by: BCS Open Source specialist group

Webinar: Open source facial recognition
Date and time
20 August, 6:15pm - 8:00pm