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Dr John Fennell

Dr John Fennell

Dr John Fennell
PhD(Bristol), BSc(Bristol)

EPSRC Innovation Fellow

Office Room: 2B09
Life Sciences Building,
24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ
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Research summary

I am an EPSRC Innovation Fellow and principal investigator for a project concerning automatic disease detection and monitoring in calves. The project uses artificial intelligence techniques, coupled with visible-range and thermal cameras, to identify Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), the most common and costly disease affecting cattle in the world, at the earliest possible stage. I was previously a Senior Research Associate looking after the "Camouflage Machine" project, which combined machine learning, visual psychophysics and computer graphics to either optimise camouflage or maximise visibility for a range environments. As well as visual perception, my research interests lie in the areas of ...

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Biography

I was awarded my PhD in 2012, which I studied after graduating with a joint honours degree in Psychology and Philosophy, also at Bristol. My third year project, supervised by Prof. Tom Troscianko, investigated natural aesthetics, subjective judgements and eye movements. Following my PhD I have been a post doctoral researcher in the School of Experimental Psychology, except for a short time working for AIG, a large insurance company, on a project integrating scientific psychological principles into business improvement: This was a valuable experience because it involved working with Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Laureate and father of Behavioural Economics, and Max ...

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