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Robyn Owens

Professor, BSc W.Aust., MSc DPhil Oxon., FACS, FATSE, GAICD

  • The University of Western Australia (M460), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 4048 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
1984 …2014
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Professor Robyn Owens is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and has responsibility for research policy development and general oversight of the University's research activities, postgraduate education, industry liaison, intellectual property and commercialisation. Professor Owens studied Mathematics at UWA, Oxford and Paris XI. Her research has focussed on computer vision, including feature detection in images, 3D shape measurement, image understanding, and representation. In her current role she works on a number of national and international committees, with significant interest in research infrastructure.


Mathematics, Robotics, Computer Vision


  • Computer vision
  • Image processing

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Research Output 1984 2014

32 Citations (Scopus)

Semi-supervised spectral clustering for image set classification

Mahmood, A., Mian, A. & Owens, R., 2014, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Vol. N/A. p. 121-128 6909417

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Clustering algorithms
Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions
Probability distributions
Data structures
27 Citations (Scopus)

Image set based face recognition using self-regularized non-negative coding and adaptive distance metric learning

Mian, A., Hu, Y., Hartley, R. I. & Owens, R., 9 Oct 2013, In : IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 22, 12, p. 5252-5262

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Face recognition
Gradient methods
Convex optimization
21 Citations (Scopus)

Multibiometric human recognition using 3D ear and face features

Islam, S., Davies, R., Bennamoun, M., Owens, R. & Mian, A., Mar 2013, In : Pattern Recognition. 46, 3, p. 613-627

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fusion reactions
21 Citations (Scopus)

A review of Recent Advances in 3D ear and Expression Invariant Face Biometrics

Islam, S., Bennamoun, M., Owens, R. & Davies, R., 2012, In : ACM Computing Surveys. 44, 3, p. 1-40 14.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

105 Citations (Scopus)

Face recognition using sparse approximated nearest points between image sets

Hu, Y., Mian, A. & Owens, R., 15 Aug 2012, In : IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 34, 10, p. 1992-2004

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Face recognition
Face Recognition
Gradient methods

Projects 1996 2012