About the Author
Mark Nixon is the Professor in Computer Vision at the University of Southampton UK. His research interests are in image processing and computer vision. His team develops new techniques for static and moving shape extraction which have found application in biometrics and in medical image analysis. His team were early workers in automatic face recognition, later came to pioneer gait recognition and more recently joined the pioneers of ear biometrics. With Tieniu Tan and Rama Chellappa, their book Human ID based on Gait is part of the Springer Series on Biometrics and was published in 2005. He has chaired/ program chaired many conferences (BMVC 98, AVBPA 03, IEEE Face and Gesture FG06, ICPR 04, ICB 09, IEEE BTAS 2010) and given many invited talks. Dr. Nixon is a Fellow IET and a Fellow IAPR. Alberto Aguado is a principal algorithm researcher and developer at Foundry London were he works developing Image Processing, Computer Vision and rendering technologies for video production. Previously, he was head of research on animation technologies at Natural Motion. He developed image processing technologies for sport tracking at Sportradar. He worked as developer for Electronic Arts and for Black Rock Disney Game Studios. He gained academic experience as a Lecturer in the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing in the University of Surrey. He pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in Computer Vision at INRIA Rhone-Alpes (Marie Curie fellowship) and he received his PhD in Computer Vision /Image Processing from the University of Southampton.