Professor Peter McOwan
Location: E125, Queen’s Building, Mile End
Vice Principal (Public Engagement and Student Enterprise)
Phone: 0207882 3031
Peter McOwan is Vice Principal for Public Engagement and Student Enterprise and Professor of Computer Science in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. His research interests are in visual perception, mathematical models for visual processing, in particular motion, cognitive science and biologically inspired hardware and software. He has authored more than 100 papers in these areas. He recently served on the Program Committee for ACII2009, CVPR 2009 and IEEE Artificial Life and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces.
Current research projects include LIREC, an EU FP7 IP, developing long term synthetic companions, an EPSRC programme grant CHI+MED investigating design to reduce human errors in medical software and an EPSRC PPE CS4fn, an outreach project to enthuse schools about computer science research. He was elected a National Teaching Fellow by the Higher Education Academy in 2008 and was awarded the IET Mountbatten medal in 2011 for his work in promoting computer science. He is creator of the Qapps project promoting student and staff smartphone applications through Queen Mary's app shop.