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Mr Rob Wright

Research project: Exploring depth information to infer visual focus of attention (VFOA)

Abstract

This research is exploring the use of depth data to infer the visual focus of attention (VFOA) within a collaborative setting.  Using depth sensor overhead to avoid occlusion and identify interaction between participant and the object in their immediate environment.  The goal is to be establish a methodology to measure interaction, focus and distraction times for potential efficiency improvements in the future.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Exploring depth information to infer visual focus of attention (VFOA)
  • Research supervisor: Professor Tim Ellis
  • Other research supervisor: Dr Dimitrios Makris

Biography

Rob has spent over 30 years within the workplace strategy industry helping corporate organisations to change the way they work and reduce their portfolio footprint.  His last major role was Global Head of Workplace Strategy for ABN AMRO bank and in recent years followed that position with a 2 year consultancy challenge in the USA establishing workplace strategy for a major FM company.  It is the work providing workplace change management to end users that has led to the desire to develop research methods to understand people behaviour in the workplace.

Areas of research interest

  • Computer Vision
  • Human Behaviour

Qualifications

  • BA Hons Degree in Interior Design
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