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Dr Tilo Burghardt

Dr Tilo Burghardt

Dr Tilo Burghardt

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Applied Computer Vision and Animal Biometrics

Office 3.42
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Applied Computer Vision, Animal Biometrics

Short Bio

Dr Tilo Burghardt's research focuses on applied computer vision and animal biometrics. His interests include the robust visual detection and identification in unconstrained environments. He contributed to establishing Visual Animal Biometrics as an emerging cross-discipline routed in computer vision. Burghardt's enthusiasm for computer science and vision is reflected in his dedication to teaching the subject. 

Burghardt graduated with Distinction in Media Computing (Bakk. Medien-Inf.) at Dresden University of Technology (Germany). Subsequently, he received an MSc in Advanced Computing and PhD in Computer Vision from the University of Bristol (UK). After initial post-doctoral research at the School of Physics, he was awarded a Fellowship of the Research Councils UK and then became employed as a Lecturer (2012-2017) and now Senior Lecturer (2017-present) at the Visual Information Laboratory and the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Bristol. Burghardt is a member of the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA) and the German Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Burghardt has been a local organizer for the 23rd European Conference of Machine Learning 2012 (ECML-PKDD) and the 8th International Penguin Conference 2013 (IPC8). He has been a chair of the 24th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC2013).


  • Applied Computer Vision
  • Visual Animal Biometrics
  • Computer Science


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