Prof Clinton Fookes

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Professor, School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), B. Engineering (Aero/Av) (1st Hon) (Queensland University of Technology)

Clinton Fookes is a Professor in Vision & Signal Processing and is Co-Director of the SAIVT Lab (Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Vision Technologies) at the Queensland University of Technology. He is also the Associate Dean of Research of the Faculty of Engineering. He holds a BEng (Aero/Av), an MBA, and a PhD in computer vision. Clinton actively researches across computer vision, machine learning, signal processing and pattern recognition areas. He has published over 300 internationally peer-reviewed articles and has attracted over $33M of cash funding for fundamental and applied research from external competitive sources. This includes 11 Australian Category 1 grants funded from the Australian Research Council and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. He currently serves on the editorial boards for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, and has previously served on the editorial board for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security. He serves on the Asset Institute Board of Directors, serves on the IEEE Task Force on Deep Vision in Space, and is a representative on the Defence AI Key Stakeholder Group for the Defence Artificial Intelligence Research Network (DAIRNet) within Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group. From 2020-2023 he was the Chair of the AI4Space Research Network and the AI Theme Leader for SmartSat - a $250M Cooperative Research Centre which is building Australia’s space industry. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a multi-award winning researcher including an Australian Institute of Policy and Science Young Tall Poppy, an Australian Museum Eureka Prize winner, Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence Award, QLD’s Top 50 Best and Brightest, Australian Defence Scientist of the Year, and a Senior Fulbright Scholar.

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Research Areas

  • Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Deep Learning, Image Analysis.
  • Video Surveillance, Biometrics, Person Tracking, Super-Resolution, Camera Management.
  • Face & Expression Recognition, Human Activity Recognition, Gait Recognition.
  • Medical Imaging, Signal Processing, Human-Computer Interaction, Visual Attention.
  • Airport Security, Screening, Airport Operations.

Research applications include:

  • Security – biometrics, video surveillance and vehicle monitoring.
  • Aviation – aviation security, screening, performance monitoring and access control.
  • Medical Imaging – image registration, image screening and visual attention.
  • Infrastructure – complex systems and operational monitoring.

Professional Service

  • Current and previous membership of editorial boards include the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security.
  • Conference Organising Committees: Area Chair for the International Joint Conference on Biometrics 2020 (IJCB); Publication Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition 2019 (FG); Local Chair for the IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Biometrics 2018 (ICB); Competitions Co-Chair for the IAPR/IEEE International Joint Conference on Biometrics 2017 (IJCB); Technical Program Chair for APRS Digital Image Computing Techniques & Applications 2016 (DICTA); Exhibits Co-Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing 2015 (ICASSP); Area Chair for the IAPR/IEEE International Conference on Pattern Recognition 2014 (ICPR)
  • Technical Committees include: ICPR, ICB, IJCB, AVSS, ACCV, ICASSP, FG, DICTA.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2021
Details
Editorial Board Member for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (2017-Present).
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2021
Details
Editorial Board Member for the Pattern Recognition Journal (2020-Present).
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
Senior Fulbright Scholar
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Graduate Management Association of Australia Award for Entrepreneurship 2012
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Engineers Australia QLD Division Engineering Excellence Award for Research & Development 2011
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Top 50 Best & Brightest Talents in QLD in 2010
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Eureka Prize Winner - Recipient of the Australian Museum Eureka Prize People's Choice Award in 2010, and title of "Australia's Favourite Scientist", for scientific research and innovation.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Australian Institute of Policy & Science Young Tall Poppy Science Award 2009
Title
Unlocking Mass Mobile Video Analytics with Advanced Neural Memory Networks
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP200101942
Start year
2021
Keywords
Title
One shot three-dimensional reconstruction of human anatomy and motion
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP170100632
Start year
2017
Keywords
Title
Improving Productivity and Efficiency of Australian Airports - A Real Time Analytics and Statistical Approach
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP140100282
Start year
2015
Keywords
Bayesian Networks; Video Analytics; Operations Management
Title
Monitoring intuitive expertise in the context of airport security screening
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP140100221
Start year
2015
Keywords
Intuitive Expertise; Airport Security; Automated Monitoring
Title
Solve it or Ignore it? The Challenge of Alignment Distortion and Creating Next Generation Automatic Facial Expression Detection
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP140100793
Start year
2014
Keywords
Face Processing; Face Recognition; Computer Vision
Title
Omniscient Face Recognition for Uncooperative Subjects
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP110100827
Start year
2011
Keywords
Face Recognition; Computer Vision; Biometrics; Image Processing
Title
Intelligent Surveillance Research for Crowd Monitoring and Event Detection
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
PR09-0089
Start year
2010
Keywords
Video Surveillance; Video Event Detection
Title
Airports of the Future
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0990135
Start year
2009
Keywords
Complex Systems Engineering; Airport Operations Management; Business Process Modelling; Surveillance and Identity Management; Human Systems Interaction; Risk and Emergency Management