Farzin DeraviFarzin Deravi

Dr Farzin Deravi MA (Oxon), MSc (London), DIC, PhD (Wales), CEng, MIEE, MIEEE

Farzin was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1960. He went to Andisheh School (Don Bosco College) in Tehran. At the age of 16 he became a boarder at Atlantic College in Wales to study for the International Baccalaureate. He read Engineering Science and Economics at Worcester College, University of Oxford, where he obtained a BA and subsequently an MA degree. He obtained an MSc degree in Communications Engineering at Imperial College, London.

He returned to Wales as a research assistant in the University of Wales at Swansea for doctoral research. He became a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Wales Swansea. He joined University of Kent at Canterbury as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronics where he is now Reader in Information Engineering.

Dr Deravi has made over 50 publications on Image Processing and Computer Vision and is an acclaimed expert in this field.

He is a member of IEE and IEEE and is the founding chair of the IEE’s Professional Network on Visual Information Engineering. He was an associate editor of the Electronics and Communication Engineering Journal published by the IEE.

A member of the British Machine Vision Association and the International Association for Pattern Recognition, he is also an advisory editor for Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence – The International Journal of Intelligent Real-Time Automation, published by Pergamon – Elsevier Science Ltd

He is a founding member of the Association of Muslim Researchers (AMR).

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Current research interests include pattern recognition, media coding and compression, multimodal processing and biometric systems.