Dr Mark Barnard


I completed a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical sciences BCM (hons) at The University of Western Australia in 2000 majoring in Computer science, Linguistics and Information Technology applications. Concurrently with this degree I also completed a Diploma in Modern Languages (Japanese).  I received my PhD (Docteur es Science) from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in November 2005. Whilst completing my PhD I worked at The IDIAP Research Institute as a research assistant. My thesis was entitled Multimedia Event Modeling and Recognition¡. In 2006 I joined the Machine Vision Group at the University of Oulu, Finland, where I completed three years as a post-doctoral researcher. In 2009 I moved to the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom as a research fellow. My current research interests include, audio-visual tracking, dictionary based image representation and audio head pose estimation.  I have published numerous papers in international journals and conferences and also served as a reviewer for many top level journals and conferences.

Academic responsibilities



  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, University of Surrey, 2018
  • Docteur es Science (PhD), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), 2005
  • Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Hons), University of Western Australia, 2000
  • Diploma of Modern Languages (Japanese), University of Western Australia, 1998
  • Associate Diploma of Marine Radio Communications, Australian Maritime College, 1988