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Mike has held positions at the universities of Nottingham, Stirling, Glasgow and Aberdeen. His research interests include cognitive science, and particularly face recognition.
My research focuses on face perception. I am particularly interested in identification – we encounter faces over a huge range of visual conditions, and yet we can recognise the people we know quickly and easily. The research aims to provide insights into fundamental aspects of human perception. It also has application in computer-based face recognition, and in forensic settings.
My current projects concern the role of variability in face recognition: how does our perceptual system use different images of the same person to derive stable representations? Together with my group and my collaborators, I use experimental and computational modelling aproaches to address this problem. We also collaborate with security agencies in the UK and internationally on issues related to personal identificiation.