Professor Andrew D Calway

Ph.D (Warwick), B.Sc.(Aston)

  • BS8 1UB

1988 …2020

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Research interests

I am Professor of Computer Vision at the University of Bristol based in the Department of Computer Science and a member of the Visual Information Laboratory (VIL) and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL). My research covers computer vision and its applications - robotics, wearable computing and augmented reality - and I have done a lot of work on 3-D tracking and scene reconstruction, mainly in simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM). Working with industry and on interdisciplinary projects is always a high priority for me - please get in touch if you are interested in working with me.


My expertise is in computer vision; extracting information from images and video to allow autonomous systems to gain an understanding of the world. I have over 25 years of research experience in this area, covering topics ranging from feature extraction and disparity estimation for stereo vision through to 3-D tracking and vision based simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM). The latter has been the focus of my work for the past 10 years, involving the development of early real-time monocular SLAM systems with particular emphasis on robust operation and relocalisation capability. More recently I have worked on 3-D tracking and reconstruction using RGB-D sensors and image based place recognition and navigation.

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Research Output

Augmented Visual SLAM for the Localisation of a Transportation Asset Management Survey Vehicle

Strain, T. J., Wilson, R. E., Calway, A. D. & Littleworth, R., 3 Mar 2020, (Submitted).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Paper

  • Automated Map Reading: Image Based Localisation in 2-D Maps Using Binary Semantic Descriptors

    Panphattarasap, P. & Calway, A., Mar 2019, 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018): Proceedings of a meeting held 1-5 October 2018, Madrid, Spain. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 6341-6348 8 p. 8594253

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    187 Downloads (Pure)

    Determining the three-dimensional structure of a volcanic plume using Unoccupied Aerial System (UAS) imagery

    Wood, K., Albadra, A., Berthoud, L., Calway, A., Watson, M., Thomas, H., Richardson, T., Liu, E. & Chigna, G., 16 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 106731.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Supervised Work

    Motion Analysis and Estimation using Multiresolution Affine Models

    Author: Kruger, S. A., 1998

    Supervisor: Calway, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Urban Patterns : Using Spatial Arrangement for Vision-Based Place Recognition and Localisation

    Author: Panphattarasap, P., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Calway, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)