David Bull

Professor of Signal Processing, Director of MyWorld & Director of Bristol Vision Institute

University of Bristol

About David

David holds the Chair in Signal Processing at the University of Bristol. He was the Head of Electrical and Electronic Engineering there from 2001 to 2006, and is currently Director of Bristol Vision Institute, a cross-disciplinary organisation dedicated to all aspects of vision science and engineering. He is also the Creative Technologies Lead for the University of Bristol.

David has worked widely in the fields of image and video processing and video communications and has published some 500 academic papers and articles and has written or edited four books. His current research addresses challenges associated with video communication and analysis for internet, surveillance, broadcast and immersive applications, in particular using AI methods to improve their performance.

He has been awarded two IET Premiums, numerous other best paper awards and has delivered many invited/keynote lectures. Much of David’s research has been exploited commercially.

In 2001, he co-founded ProVision Communication Technologies,Ltd., Bristol, and was its Director and Chairman until it was acquired by Global Invacom in 2011. Dave is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the IET and a Fellow of the IEEE.