Professor Barbara Pierscionek Inaugural Lecture

The Art and Science of Vision

Barbara Pierscionek
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In this lecture, Professor Barbara Pierscionek will share perceptions and perspectives from the interpretation of the artist to the appreciation of a vision scientist.

  • When: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 6.30 pm
  • Registration: 5.45 pm
  • Location: Teaching and Learning building, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 12.00 pm

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Event details

The definitions of vision have expanded over decades to include machine and computer vision. The design of the eye and biological vision processes are the most complex and elegant and continue to intrigue, fascinate and confound.

In this lecture, Professor Barbara Pierscionek will share perceptions and perspectives from the interpretation of the artist to the appreciation of a vision scientist.

Professor Barbara Pierscionek, School of Science and Technology

Professor Barbara Pierscionek is the Associate Dean of Research for the School of Science and Technology and Head of the Health and Wellbeing strategic research theme.

Barbara graduated from Melbourne University and started her research career in Australia as an NHMRC research fellow (MRC equivalent) embracing interdisciplinary research. Barbara moved the medical research council grant and fellowship to an Engineering department, where she helped to develop optical and biomedical engineering courses.

She then moved to Faculty of Medicine at Monash University before coming to UK. Professor Pierscionek led the Vision Research group in Biomedical Science at Ulster University and was then appointed as the Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise) in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing in Kingston University. Barbara led, directed and managed research across 8 schools which included all STEM disciplines, co-ordinated all REF activities, project managed design and building of new laboratories and developed enterprise.

Professor Pierscionek has continued as an active researcher in the areas of optics, vision, ageing, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology and Big Data. Whilst at Kingston, Barbara brought in grants from EU, charities, Royal Society and industry as well as being awarded beam time for work in Japan at the world’s largest synchrotron.

In addition to qualifications in science, she has an MBA and legal degree. Barbara's research interests are in ethico-legal aspects of Big Data and vulunerable populations. She has also worked in the criminal justice system and as a lay judge in employment tribunals.

More information on Professor Pierscionek can be found on her staff profile.

Programme

5.45 pmRegistration and welcome refreshments
6.30 pmInaugural lecture
7.30 pmNetworking
8.30 pmEvent close

Location details

Address:

Teaching and Learning building
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

Parking:

Free parking is available. Access via Clifton Campus Main Gate entrance off the A453.

Travel Info:

Further travel information can be found on our website.

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