Welcome to John Robinsonís homepage at York








Professor John A Robinson
Room H/121, Heslington Hall
University of York
Heslington, York, UK,
YO10 5DD


Here are some links to do with my work at York:

         My departmental page

         The 'Meet The Board' page about me

         The Audio Lab

         Higher York Creative Technologies Centre (CTC)


And here are other places I might sometimes be found:


         My old personal website






I am Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Students at the University of York. I am also a member of the Department of Electronics.




My research is in image processing and pattern analysis. The picture shows a projector-camera system developed by Lijiang Li in my lab being used interactively for inputting 3D shapes. We also work on analysing images of humans and in compression.


I enjoy learning about the latest work in any research area. One of the best things about working in a University is there are frequent opportunities to do just that.




I usually teach software-based courses like Data Structures and Algorithms. I am a programming enthusiast and have a book about software design. Recently Iíve developed and run the Departmentís First Year Design Competition.





The University of York opened in 1963. It has about 16,000 students, 3,500 staff, and the third highest research income per faculty member in England.





Being located in York is a huge benefit for the University, its students and staff: York is one of Britainís most beautiful and historic cities. Once it was Englandís second city. But now its population is only 180,000 so it is small, safe and friendly. There are lots of photos of York and the University online, for example in this Flickr group.



The Department of Electronics at York runs a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. It has about 520 students and 80 staff.




The Department gained the highest average student satisfaction score for electrical and electronic engineering in the UK in the 2008 and 2009 National Student Surveys and was in the top four in 2010 and 2011. It came first in the Sunday Times 2011 subject league table for Electronic Engineering. In the 2014 NSS 97% of students were satisfied overall, the third-highest percentage in the UK.






The department is home to world-leading research groups working in areas including nano-technology, computer architectures based on biological systems, electromagnetic compatibility and advanced wireless communications systems.


This picture shows staff and students from the Communication Technologies Research Group in our acoustic semi-anechoic chamber. We also have a fully-anechoic chamber.