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Research interests

I am an EPSRC Innovation Fellow and principal investigator for a project concerning automatic disease detection and monitoring in calves. The project uses artificial intelligence techniques, coupled with visible-range and thermal cameras, to identify Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), the most common and costly disease affecting cattle in the world, at the earliest possible stage. I was previously a Senior Research Associate looking after the "Camouflage Machine" project, which combined machine learning, visual psychophysics and computer graphics to either optimise camouflage or maximise visibility for a range environments. As well as visual perception, my research interests lie in the areas of representation of uncertainty and behavioural decision making. I have also carried out work in the areas of locomotion, experimental aesthetics, colour and eye movements.

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  • Cabot Institute Food Security Research

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Research Output

  • 9 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

CamoGAN: Evolving optimum camouflage with Generative Adversarial Networks

Talas, L., Fennell, J., Kjernsmo, K., Cuthill, I., Scott-Samuel, N. & Baddeley, R., 1 Feb 2020, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 11, 2, p. 240-247 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 382 Downloads (Pure)
  • Cognitive bias in the clinical decision making of doctors

    O'Hagan, T., Fennell, J., Tan, K., Ding, D. & Thomas-Jones, I., 1 Mar 2019, Future Healthcare Journal . Supplement 1 ed. Royal College of Physicians, Vol. 6. p. 113 1 p. (Future Healthcare Journal ; vol. 6, no. Supp 1).

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

    Open Access
  • 41 Downloads (Pure)


    Visual Perceptual Grouping: Impact on Walking

    Redmill, D. (Creator), Burn, J. (Creator), Ludwig, C. J. H. (Creator), Leonards, U. B. (Creator), Goodwin, C. (Contributor) & Fennell, J. G. (Contributor), University of Bristol, 9 May 2015


    Paving slab orientation induced veering

    Redmill, D. (Creator), Leonards, U. B. (Creator), Fennell, J. G. (Contributor), Drake, A. (Contributor), Oliva, G. (Contributor) & Ludwig, C. J. H. (Data Manager), University of Bristol, 15 May 2015


    Supervised Work

    An expected utility theory that matches human performance

    Author: Fennell, J., 2012

    Supervisor: Baddeley, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)