Technical Studies Lecture Series: Dr László Tálas, University of Bristol “The Science of Camouflage” | Thursday, October 20 at 18:00 (BST), M416 + Online


When: Thursday, 20th of October, 6pm (BST)

Where: M416, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LS + Online

Dr László Tálas is a Lecturer in Animal Sensing and Biometrics at the Bristol Veterinary School, whose research interests concern computational approaches to applied vision and questions lying at the intersection of sensory biology, psychology, history and art. László is particularly passionate about how visual scenes can be “understood” using computer vision and what comparisons can be drawn with biological visual systems. His current research focuses on early automatic disease detection in animals using thermal imaging and deep learning, while also running projects on investigating optimal colouration for concealment and visibility in animals and humans.  

László’s PhD work focused on how camouflage uniform patterns have evolved since the early 20th century, using methods from computer vision to establish similarity metrics between patterns and phylogenetics to model how patterns of allied / hostile countries have influenced each other’s designs.

For details contact: Will McLean