Professor Emanuele Trucco

NRP Professor of Computational Vision and Discipline Lead (Computing)


Emanuele Trucco, MSc, PhD, FRSA, is the NRP Chair of Computational Vision in Computing, School of Science and Engineering,  University of Dundee, and  an Honorary Clinical Researcher at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School.  His 30-year research has covered applications of computer vision to manufacturing, subsea robotics, immersive videoconferencing, and medical image analysis, funded by UK research councils, EU programmes, charities (e.g. the Royal Society,  the Leverhulme Trust) and industry (incl. OPTOS, British Telecom and Toshiba). Recent research includes vision for human action recognition, robotic hydrocolonoscopy,  analysis of whole-body MR angiographic data (with Toshiba Edinburgh), and the VAMPIRE initiative (Vessel Assessment and Measurement Platform for images of the REtina), an international collaboration of image processing and clinical centres which he leads with Dr Tom MacGillivray of the Clinical Research Imaging Centre, University of Edinburgh.. Emanuele has published more than 200 refereed papers and co-authored two textbooks,  one of which ("Introductory techniques for 3-D computer vision",  with Prof Alessandro Verri of the University of Genova, Italy)  has become an international standard (2,600+ citations, Google Scholar Nov 2015). h-index 32.