Professor Emanuele Trucco elected the Distinguished Fellow of the British Machine Vision Association 2020

Published on 18 September 2020

Professor Emanuele Trucco from Computing at the School of Science and Engineering at the University of Dundee has been awarded this year’s Distinguished Fellowship of The British Machine Vision Association (BMVA).

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Professor Emanuele Trucco smiling. Wearing a blue jacket with the sea behind him

BMVA is the UK’s learned society providing a forum for researchers and organisations involved in machine vision, image processing, and pattern recognition since 1990, following on from the Alvey Vision Committee (1985-1989).

The BMVA Distinguished Fellowship is awarded to one person each year in recognition of services to the British machine vision community. The awardees are distinguished researchers, based in the UK, who have contributed significantly to the field of research and the reputation of the British machine vision community, both nationally and internationally.

Professor Trucco is co-director of VAMPIRE (Vessel Assessment and Measurement Platform for Images of the Retina), an international research initiative led by the University of Dundee and the University of Edinburgh (co-director Dr Tom MacGillivray), member of the UK Biobank Eye and Vision Consortium.

VAMPIRE develops software tools for efficient data and image analysis with a focus on multi-modal retinal images. VAMPIRE software has been used in UK and international biomarker studies on cardiovascular risk, stroke, dementia, diabetes and complications, cognitive performance, neurodegenerative diseases, and genetics.

Professor Trucco is also the NRP Chair of Computational Vision at the School of Science and Engineering, at the University of Dundee, an Honorary Clinical Researcher of NHS Tayside and an Adjunct Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (FIAPR) and of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).

“It is an honour and a privilege to be chosen as the 2020 Distinguished Fellow of the BMVA, a society that I joined as early as 1988” said Professor Trucco. “It is humbling to join a group of such distinguished scientists, many of whom I have the pleasure to know personally. This fellowship is a recognition of the quality and visibility of the achievements of the whole VAMPIRE team”

Professor Emanuele Trucco