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


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 Electronic Engineering.




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 Algorithms and Numerical Methods. I am a programming enthusiast and have a book about software design.





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 Electronic Engineering at York runs a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. It has about 520 students and 80 staff.






The department is home to internationally-renowned 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.