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Applied Digital Signal and Image Processing Research Centre (ADSIP)

The Applied Digital Signal and Image Processing Research Centre (ADSIP) is unique in research and development of innovative signal and image processing, 3D/4D computer vision, radiation effects and instrumentation, as well as interactive and immersive digital environments through cross-fertilisation of ideas, exchange of results, and integration of approaches among multiple academic disciplines and application sectors.

Funded extensively by a diverse range of grant bodies and industry, ADSIP has led and collaborated with top research centres and world leading companies in a wide range of cutting edge research projects for various sectors such as aerospace, environment, manufacturing, medical, nuclear and submarine.

In industrial non-destructive evaluation, ADSIP collaborates with world leading aerospace companies and has developed a rich body of signal and image processing technologies for comprehensive, fast, and reliable inspection for advanced, complex shaped and large aerostructures based on various measurement modalities such as acoustography, acousto-ultrasound, radiography, shearography, thermography and ultrasound including phased-array ultrasound and laser ultrasound.

In medical non-invasive diagnosis, ADSIP leads a large European network on Engineering and Computational Science for Oncology; has pioneered acoustic emission and dynamic 3D facial scan as new paradigms for clinical assessment of knees based on joint movement and facial dysfunctions linked to stroke; and has developed a plethora of algorithms and software tools for improved planning and monitoring of cancer radiation therapy.

In radiation effects and instrumentation, ADSIP is the only UK partner of NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory on high resolution coronal imaging for solar observations. With access to top neutron test facilities in the world (Los Alamos, TRIUMF, TSL), ADSIP collaborates closely with world leading aerospace companies on managing cosmic radiation on avionics, and with STFC on development of the world-leading Chipir beamline at ISIS.

In interactive and immersive digital environment, there is a wide range of research activities in this area from European wide collaboration on hyperspectral remote imaging of environment and regional collaboration on civil applications of unmanned aerial vehicles to various unique cross-disciplinary collaborations such as with sign linguists on dynamic hand gesture recognition for direct sign writing for the deaf community, with psychologists on development of one of the most comprehensive 3D dynamic facial articulation database, and with sport scientists on development of the world’s first interactive and immersive two player table tennis game.