Prof. Simon Lucey

Prof. Simon Lucey

Senior Research Scientist & Research Project Leader
Professor, School of ITEE, University of Queensland (adjunct)
Professor, Queensland University of Technology (adjunct)


Tel: 61 7 33274438

Science Area

  • Imaging and Computer Vision


Simon Lucey is a Senior Research Scientist in the CSIRO ICT Centre and a current "Futures Fellow Award" recipient from the Australian Research Council. He currently leads the CI2CV group, based in Brisbane Australia. Previous to joining the CSIRO, Simon was an Assistant Research Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and was a faculty member there from 2005 to October 2009. Before that he was a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Lucey's research interests are in computer vision and machine learning with specific interests in their application to human behaviour (particularly with reference to faces and bodies).

He received his Ph.D. in 2003 on the topic of audio-visual speaker and speech recognition from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. To his credit he has over 40 publications in international conferences, journals and book chapters. He has been a reviewer for a number of international journals and conferences in vision, learning, pattern recognition and multimedia. He has organized and co-chaired a number of conferences, workshops and special sessions and is the current local arrangements chair for the world class IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2013 to be held in Sydney, Australia. His work on face tracking and recognition was recently showcased on a Discovery Channel series "Weird Connections". Simon has served on the programme committee for a number of top international computer vision and pattern recognition conferences including CVPR, ICCV, ECCV and BMVC and also served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions of Multimedia.

Academic Qualifications

2010-present Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology
2008-2009 Assistant Research Professor (Faculty), Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.
2005-2008 Systems Scientist (Faculty), Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
2003 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. (Dissertation Title: Audio-Visual Speech Processing)
1999 B.E., Electrical and Electronic Engineering (1st class honors), University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. (Undergraduate Thesis Title: Low-Rate Image Compression Using Vector Quantization)