Career History

Before joining UEA in 1993 Richard worked for Plessey Naval Systems and then Marconi Underwater Systems as a mathematician.

Academic Background

I hold a first degree in electronics and a PhD in the application of statistical estimation theory to the passive synthetic aperture problem. My early career was concerned with problems in signal processing, acoustics and vibration. When I joined UEA I was able to apply these interests to image processing and have been working in the field of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence since then. I conjunction with Andrew Bangham I have developed a series of novel image analysis algorithms called sieves. I am currently looking at applying these to a number of problems of which the most prominent in the media is automatic lip reading.

I have acted as consultant for a number of international companies and as Executive and Non-Executive Director for several spin-outs and start-ups.  

Also hold several posts in the Vice-Chancellor's Office where I am the Academic Director for Admissions (responsible for all the University's Admissions and Outreach activity), the Academic Director of Internationalisation (which is concerned with the University's international links). I also Chair the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) Investment Committee which is the body that approves all investment decisions.

For more information about my research output then try ORCID, Academic.edu, Microsoft Academic SearchResearch Gate, or LinkedIn.

 

All Publications

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Bear, H. L., Harvey, R.

(2017)

Phoneme-to-viseme mappings: the good, the bad, and the ugly,

in Speech Communication

95

pp. 40-67

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Almajai, I., Cox, S., Harvey, R., Lan, Y.

(2016)

Improved speaker independent lip reading using speaker adaptive training and deep neural networks,

in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).

IEEE Press

pp. 2722-2726

Full Text

(Conference contribution)

(Published)


Bear, H., Harvey, R.

(2016)

Decoding visemes: improving machine lip-reading,

(Poster)

(Published)


Bear, H. L., Harvey, R., Lan, Y.

(2015)

Finding phonemes: improving machine lip-reading,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bear, H. L., Cox, S., Harvey, R.

(2015)

Speaker-independent machine lip-reading with speaker-dependent viseme classifiers,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Thangthai, K., Harvey, R., Cox, S., Theobald, B.

(2015)

Improving Lip-reading Performance for Robust Audiovisual Speech Recognition using DNNs,

in FAAVSP - The 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation, and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing.

pp. 127-131

(Conference contribution)

(Published)


Bianconi, F., di Maria, F., Micale, C., Fernández, A., Harvey, R.

(2015)

Grain-size assessment of fine and coarse aggregates through bipolar area morphology,

in Machine Vision and Applications

26

(6)

pp. 775-789

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bear, H. L., Harvey, R., Theobald, B., Lan, Y.

(2014)

Which Phoneme-to-Viseme Maps Best Improve Visual-Only Computer Lip-Reading?,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bear, H. L., Harvey, R., Lan, Y.

(2014)

Resolution Limits on visual speech recognition,

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bear, H. L., Owen, G., Harvey, R., Theobald, B.

(2014)

Some observations on computer lip-reading: moving from the dream to the reality,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Mukhametzhanova, A., Harvey, R., Smith, D.

(2014)

Ahead in the G-Clouds: policies, deployments and issues,

in EGOVIS 2014: Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective : Third International Conference, EGOVIS 2014, Munich, Germany, September 1-3, 2014. Proceedings.

Springer

pp. 292–306

ISBN 978-3-319-10177-4

Full Text

(Conference contribution)

(Published)


Cox, S., Harvey, R., Lan, Y., Bowden, R., Ong, E., Owen, G., Theobald, B.

(2013)

Recent developments in automated lip-reading,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Bowden, R., Cox, S., Harvey, R., Lan, Y., Ong, E., Owen, G., Theobald, B.

(2012)

Is automated conversion of video to text a reality?,

in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.

ISBN 9780819492876

Full Text UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Lan, Y., Harvey, R., Perez Torres, J. R.

(2010)

Finding stable salient contours,

in Image and Vision Computing

28

(8)

pp. 1244-1254

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hilder, S., Theobald, B., Harvey, R.

(2010)

In pursuit of visemes,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Lan, Y., Theobald, B., Harvey, R., Ong, E.

(2010)

Improving visual features for lip-reading,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Smith, D., Harvey, R.

(2010)

Document retrieval using image features,

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Hilder, S., Harvey, R., Theobald, B.

(2009)

Comparison of human and machine-based lip-reading,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Lan, Y., Harvey, R., Theobald, B., Ong, E.

(2009)

Comparing Visual Features for Lipreading,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Ong, E., Lan, Y., Theobald, B., Harvey, R.

(2009)

Robust Facial Feature Tracking using Multiscale Biased Linear Predictors,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

Richard Harvey is part of the Scale-space Group and the Speech, Language and Music Group

Most of my current research works relates to problem of visual speech - how much language can we discern from people's lips?

Follow this link for details of current PhD opportunities in Computing Sciences. But feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.
 

Key Responsibilities

Current responsibilities include:

Academic Director of Admissions for UEA
Academic Director of Internationalisation for UEA

Former responsibilities include: Dean UEA London (founding position) and Associate Dean for Science Admissions (founding position).