Talk at City University from Prof. Donald Bailey, 4th September 2015 at 4pm

Title:    FPGAs for Embedded Vision: Opportunities, Issues and Experiences

Speaker: Prof. Donald Bailey, Massey University

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are increasingly being used as an implementation platform for embedded vision applications. The structure of FPGAs allows them to exploit spatial and temporal parallelism inherent in many vision algorithms, enabling low power high performance systems to be developed. However, simply porting a software algorithm onto an FPGA often gives disappointing results, because most image processing algorithms have been optimised for a serial processor with monolithic memory. Instead it is necessary to transform the algorithm to efficiently exploit parallelism and the architectural possibilities available on an FPGA, often resulting in completely new algorithms. This will be illustrated with a number of example applications.

Donald G Bailey received his B.E. in 1982, and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1985 from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. From 1985 to 1987, he applied image analysis to the wool and paper industries within New Zealand. From 1987 to 1989 he was a Visiting Research Engineer at University of California at Santa Barbara. He joined Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand as Director of the Image Analysis Unit at the end of 1989. He has held several visiting research positions: at the University of Wales in Cardiff in 1996, at University of California at Santa Barbara in 2002, and at Imperial College London in 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor at Massey University in the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, and is leader of the Image and Signal Processing Research Group.


Location: City University London, Centenary Building (building 5), Birley Lecture Theatre, EC1V 0HB
Date and Time: Friday, 4th September 2015. Lecture from 4 pm to 5 pm
Coffees: Convocation Suite (in basement) from 3:30 pm to 4 pm.
Contact: Prof. Panos Liatsis, City University London, Email:
Directions: Nearest Tube station: Angel, Northern Line (Bank branch). Use Entrance shown by a red arrow for Building 5 (Centenary Building) at the junction of Spencer Street and St John Street.