Antonio Robles-Kelly,

Principal Researcher

       National ICT Australia (NICTA)

Adjunct Associate Professor

       College of Engineering and Comp. Science
       Australian National University

Senior Member, IEEE

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Prospective Students

I am always in the look out for motivated and capable research students. Feel free to e-mail me (see the "Contact me" item on the left frame). For more information, please go to the "PhD Opportunities" item on the Students menu on the left. Note that, if you are a first class student, which is motivated to pursue a PhD, NICTA has PhD scholarships available on a competitive basis (visit the education site for details)


Research Interests

        My research interests are in the areas of Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Spectral Imaging and Computer Graphics. Along these lines, I have done work on segmentation and grouping, tracking, graph-matching, shape analysis, the understanding of images beyond the visible spectrum and reflectance models. I am also interested in more theoretical topics such as the differential structure of discrete surfaces and graphical models for recognition and classification.

        My work has found application in the recovery of the 3D structure of an object from single and multiple views, the recovery of the BRDF from single images, content-based image database indexing and retrieval and, more recently, spectral image understanding and recognition.

        At present, I am working on computer vision and pattern recognition applied to the areas of environmental management, biosecurity, biometrics and surveillance systems.

Brief Vitae

I received my B.Eng. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Inst. Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) with honours in 1998. In 1999, after a year in industry, I enrolled in a PhD programme at the University of York. In 2001, being a graduate student, I received the Gibbs/Plessey Award to the best research proposal to visit an overseas research lab. This is a competitive award which is granted in consultation with GEC Marconi.

I completed my PhD in Computer Science in 2003 for the thesis entitled Graph-spectral Methods for Computer Vision. After receiving my doctorate, I remained in York until Dec. 2004 as a Research Associate under the MathFit-EPSRC framework. In 2005 I moved to Australia and took a research scientist appointment with National ICT Australia (NICTA) at the Canberra Laboratory. Together with this appointment, I became an adjunct academic at the ANU. After working on surveillance systems with query capabilities, in 2006 I was appointed the project leader of the Imaging Spectroscopy team at NICTA. Also in 2006, Roland Goecke and myself started the VisHCI workshop, which ran in 2006 and 2007 mainly funded by the HCSNet.

From 2007 to 2009, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council. These are highly competitive fellowships. Mine was awarded for the project entitled "Spectral Mutli-camera Tracking". From 2009 to 2011 I was a conjoint academic at the School of Inf. Tech. and Electrical Engineering of the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy ( UNW@ADFA) and, in 2010, was elevated to the Senior Member grade by the IEEE and became the manager and Principal Investigator of the International Science Linkages (ISL) project entitled "Graph-based Representations of Remotely Sensed Data for Geoindexing Applications". The project, with Zhejiang University, corresponds to the Round 9 of the Australia-China Special Fund for S&T Cooperation, which is jointly managed by the Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) and its Chinese counterpart, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

I was the general chair of DICTA 2008 and area chair of DICTA 2009 and ACCV 2010. I am also an Associate Editor of the Pattern Recognition Journal and IET Computer Vision.


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Imaging Spectroscopy for Scene Analysis

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