The Visualisation, Interaction and Vision (VIV) Research Group within the CHIC Centre focuses on regional and international dimensions of knowledge/technology innovation, application and practice development, academic networking, and social service innovation. It investigates research concepts, algorithms and systems in VIV domains for the development of seamless communication mechanisms between humans and computer systems. Examples include the use of image processing to detect security threats from CCTV and the application of cognitive and engineering psychology to facilitate human behaviour in socio-technical systems. The vision of the VIV group for the next 5 years can be summarised as:

  • Establishing a shared research vision and strengthening a united team spirit
  • Forming a long-term and sustainable research strategy
  • Developing collaborative and interdisciplinary research initiatives
  • Nurturing early career researchers and postgraduate students

Our people: Leading experts

Our research staff are creative and innovative practitioners who have wide industrial and research experience. They use their established industry links to continually refresh and update their research activities, ensuring that their work is at the leading edge of technology.

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The following are examples of the most recent outputs produced by members of the group. 

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The impact of our research into computer vision, computer architecture, and software engineering falls into 3 distinct areas: Social security and crime detection; Knowledge engineering; and Data visualisation.

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Providing the best research environment facilitates top class research. We provide a range of measures to ensure this:

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Our projects.

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External Relationships

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Research Excellence

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Facilities and Equipment

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Contact Us

Group Leaders: Dr Zhijie Xu

Computing and Engineering
University of Huddersfield


01484 472156


01484 422252