Anthony Dick

Dr Anthony Dick

Lecturer

School of Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I research problems in computer vision, which involves using computers to understand images.

The main problems I have worked on are the estimation of 3D shape from images, and tracking moving objects in images.

I am a member of the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies, a research centre in the University of Adelaide. The centre conducts publicly funded and contract research into computer vision, image analysis, and machine learning.

I research problems in the area of computer vision, and in particular visual tracking. Some problems I am currently working on include:

  • Tracking AFL players during games for coaching purposes
  • Automatic production of detailed text descriptions of video
  • Tracking moving entities in medical images/video
  • Visual question answering that combines imagery with text based knowledge sources

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 Associate Professor University of Adelaide

Australian Research Council (ARC)

Learning the deep structure of images;

Van Den Hengel, Anton John; Dick, Anthony Robert; Liu, Lingqiao;

ARC Discovery Grant, 2016-18. Amount awarded: $300,000

Visual tracking with environmental constraints

A. Dick, I. Reid, T. Kelsey.

ARC Linkage Grant, 2013-16

Value $525,000 ($345K from ARC)

Partner Organization: Champion Data

 

Recognising and reconstructing objects in real time from a moving camera

I. Reid, A. Dick

ARC Discovery Grant, 2013-15

Value $330,000

 

Computational infrastructure for machine learning in computer vision

A. van den Hengel, I.Reid, S. Venkatesh, B. Vo, D.Suter, S. Gould, S. Lucey, A. Dick, C.Shen, D.Q. Phung

ARC LIEF Grant, 2013

Value $210,000

 

Learning to read 3D

A. van den Hengel, A. Dick

ARC Discovery Grant, 2012-14

Value $330,000

 

Improving yield through image-based structural analysis of cereals

A. van Den Hengel, M. Tester, A. Dick

ARC Linkage Grant, 2011-13

Value $725,000

Partner Organisation: Bayer

 

Tracking targets in large scale surveillance camera networks

A. Dick, H. Detmold, P. Torr

ARC Discovery Grant, 2010-12

Value $200,000

 

Real-time special effects in live video

A. van den Hengel, A. Dick

ARC Linkage Grant, 2010-12

Value $360,000

Partner Organisation: Canon Information Systems Research Australia

 

Image search for simulator content creation

A. van den Hengel, A. Dick

ARC Linkage Grant, 2010-12

Value $397,000

Partner Organisation: Sydac.

 

Accelerating Australia’s Large Scale Video Surveillance Research Programs

A van den Hengel, S Venkatesh, D. Suter, M. Brooks, J. Zhang, A. Dick, H. Detmold, M. Piccardi, M Lazarescu, C. Shen

ARC Linkage Infrastructure Grant, 2010

Value $280,000

 

Combined shape and appearance descriptors for visual object recognition

A. van den Hengel, and A., Dick,

ARC Discovery Grant, 2009-2011

Value $220,000.

Automated acquisition of surveillance-camera network topology.

ARC Discovery Grant, 2007-2009, Value $201,000.

What am I looking at? Recognising objects from image sets.

Google Research Grant, 2008 , Value $58,000.

 

Other

 

Exploiting contextual cues in large-scale machine learning

A. van den Hengel, C. Shen, A. Dick, Q. Shi.

Data to Decisions CRC, 2014-18

Value: ~$1.2M

 

Large Scale Image Classification

A. van den Hengel, C. Shen, A. Dick, Q. Shi.

Data to Decisions CRC, 2014-18,

Value: ~$1.0M

 

Automated Production of GeoSpatial Information

A. van den Hengel, C. Shen, A. Dick

Defence Systems Innovation Centre, 2012

Value: $90,000

 

Content Based Image Search

A. van den Hengel and A. Dick

DSTO Capability Technology Demonstrator Program, 2011

Value $683,000

Research Leader, Tracking of Humans in Cluttered Crowded Scenes

Research project with DSTO 2008 (value $50,000)

 

Research Leader, Colour Constancy for Video Surveillance

Research project with DSTO 2007 (value $100,000)

 

Research Leader, Video Processing for pan-tilt-zoom Cameras

Commercial research project with Canon Information Systems Research Australia 2005-7 (value $480,000)

 

I have taught courses at all levels of Computer Science, from introductory programming to Honours. I was involved in creating the Computer Graphics and Event Driven Computing courses, and have been involved in the rollout of Small Group Discovery Experience components in multiple courses.

I am the Curriculum Coordinator for the School of Computer Science. I am the Interim Head of Computer Science from Jan-June 2018.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Abstraction Using Reinforcement Learning Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Jordan Mark Yeomans
    2019 Principal Supervisor Improved Weather Nowcasting with Deep Learning Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Anthony Charles Meehan
    2018 Principal Supervisor Developing a System for Free-Form Visual Question Answering Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Violetta Shevchenko
    2018 Principal Supervisor Deep Learning for Vision and Language Navigation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Anthony Manchin
    2015 Principal Supervisor Scene Interpretation from Video Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Hayden James Faulkner
    2015 Co-Supervisor Large Scale Geospatial Image Understanding and Visualisation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Adrian Robert Johnston
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Forgetting Properties of Finite-State Reciprocal Processes Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Riley Bruce-Doust
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Markov Random Fields with Unknown Heterogeneous Graphs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhenhua Wang
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Efficient and Robust Image Ranking for Object Retrieval Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Yanzhi Chen
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Constrained Parameter Estimation in Multiple View Geometry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zygmunt Ladyslaw Szpak
    2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Optical Flow Estimation in the Presence of Fast or Discontinuous Motion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Yan Niu
    2005 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Interactive 3D Reconstruction from Video Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ben Ward
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135583
  • Email: anthony.dick@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4366
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 5
  • Room: 5 34
  • Org Unit: School of Computer Science

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