Professor David R Bull


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Organisation: University of Bristol
Tags: Advisor, University of Bristol


David Bull holds the Chair in Signal Processing at the University of Bristol. His previous roles include Lecturer with the University of Wales, Cardiff, and Systems Engineer with Rolls Royce.

He was the Head of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at the University of Bristol, from 2001 to 2006, and is currently the Director of Bristol Vision Institute, a cross-disciplinary organisation dedicated to all aspects of vision science and engineering. He is also Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications.

David's research addresses challenges in the fields of image and video processing and video communications. He has published over 450 academic papers and has written three books. He has also been awarded two IEE Premiums for his work.

David has acted as a consultant for many major companies and organisations across the world, both on research strategy and innovative technologies. He is also regularly invited to advise government and has been a member of DTI Foresight, MoD DSAC, HEFCE REF and EPSRC SAN committees.

David holds many patents, several of which have been exploited commercially. In 2001, he co-founded ProVision Communication Technologies, Ltd, a company specialising in wireless video communications. He was a Director and Chairman until it was acquired by Global Invacom in 2011. He is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the IET and a Fellow of the IEEE.