Research Institute of Visual Computing

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Visual Computing represents one of the most challenging and inspiring arenas in computer science. Today, fifty percent of content on the internet is in the form of visual data and information, and more than fifty percent of the neurons in the human brain are used in visual perception and reasoning.

The Wales Research Institute of Visual Computing (RIVIC) is the collaborative amalgamation of research programmes between the computer science departments in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities.

Our goals are to ensure Wales is recognised internationally for its work in:

  • computer graphics
  • computer vision
  • geometric computing
  • image processing
  • medical visualisation
  • scientific visualisation
  • volume graphics
  • video processing
  • video visualisation
  • visual supercomputing

We are achieving these goals by:

  • Building our capacity and changing the Welsh landscape in visual computing
  • Building on the substantial infrastructure investment in visual computing within Wales
  • Raising the international standing in terms of research quality and scientific impact in areas of visual computing
  • Promoting long term and sustainable collaborations between Welsh HEIs
  • Supporting Excellence in Computer Science Education
  • Development of Industrial Research and Knowledge Exploitation & Engagement
  • Producing novel results in many application areas, particularly the medical and sports domains.
  • Running the Advanced Medical Imaging and Visualization Unit.

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