The Research Institute of Visual Computing, RIVIC, is the collaborative amalgamation of research programmes between the computer science departments in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities.
Visual computing represents one of the most challenging and inspiring arenas in computer science. Today, fifty percent of content on the internet is in the form of visual data and information, and more than fifty percent of the neurons in the human brain are used in visual perception and reasoning.
RIVIC is the collaborative amalgamation of research programmes between the computer science departments in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities.
Our goals are:
- To make Wales the indisputable internationally leading country in visualisation, volume graphics and visualisation and video visualisation, visual supercomputing, flow visualisation and medical visualisation.
- To raise the overall profile of computer vision and image/video processing to internationally leading geometric modelling, scanner data, and computer vision and image/video processing including data-driven facial animation, and image analysis and measurement.
- To raise the research capability to an internationally visible level in computer graphics and virtual environments.
We will achieve these goals by:
- Building our capacity and changing the Welsh landscape in visual computing
- Building on the substantial infrastructure investment in visual computing within Wales
- Raising the international standing in terms of research quality and scientific impact in areas of visual computing
- Promoting long term and sustainable collaborations between Welsh HEIs
- Supporting Excellence in Computer Science Education
- Development of Industrial Research and Knowledge Exploitation & Engagement
‘Building Capacity, Changing the Landscape’