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University of Bath

Visual computing

We work at the intersection of computer vision and computer graphics.

motion capture studio
We are well known for bringing together vision and graphics.

Research themes

Our group focuses on human-centric visual computing, which comprises work across computer vision and computer graphics with cross-over into artificial intelligence, machine learning, education, healthcare, human-computer interaction and entertainment applications.

We have strong links across the University, including:

  • EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Entertainment (CDE)
  • UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI)
  • Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA)
  • Centre for Mathematics and Algorithms for Data (MAD)
  • REal and Virtual Environments Augmentation Labs (REVEAL)

In our undergraduate teaching, we cover Fundamentals of Visual Computing (CM20219) in Year 2, and dive deeper into a wide range of visual computing topics in Advanced Computer Graphics (CM30075) and Computer Vision (CM30080) in Year 3.

Every year, we supervise an exciting range of undergraduate and postgraduate projects across the full visual computing spectrum, including projects involving virtual reality, visual effects, deep learning and motion capture.


There are usually opportunities for postgraduate research in our group.

To apply, first contact members of staff who share your interests, or look at their proposed PhD projects posted on


Academic staff

Research staff

Doctoral Students

  • Emelie Barman
  • Tobias Bertel
  • Horia Bogdan
  • Padraig Boulton
  • Kenneth Dasalla
  • Jake Deane
  • Margaret Duff
  • Ketan Fatania
  • David Fernandes
  • George Fletcher
  • Joe Goodier
  • Mesar Hameed
  • Adam Hartshorne
  • Fei Huang
  • Sameh Hussain
  • Will Kerr
  • Azeem Khan
  • Xiaochang Liu
  • Phil Lorimer
  • Jundan Luo
  • Dan Merchant
  • Maryam Naghizadeh
  • Thu Nguyen-Phuoc
  • Karolina Pakenaite
  • Kyle Reed
  • Manuel Rey Area
  • Alex Rotsidis
  • Yassir Saquil
  • Jack Saunders
  • Jiong Tao
  • Alex Taylor
  • Catherine Taylor
  • Xi Tian
  • Ningchao Wang
  • Edmond Wong
  • Yuchen Wu
  • Xingyun Yang
  • Qi Zhang