Professor Andrew Hunter

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

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Executive Assistant:

Rachel Mills
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  • Research Strategy
  • Enterprise and Innovation

Committee Chairs

  • Research Ethics Committee
  • Research and Enterprise Committee

Membership of External Bodies

  • Fellow British Computer Society
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy


Professor Andrew Hunter is Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computing and a PhD in Computer Graphics, both from the University of Bath.

Andrew worked for several years in the software industry before returning to academia, teaching Computer Science at Sunderland and Durham Universities. He joined the University of Lincoln in 2004, previously holding roles as Head of Department of Computing, Dean of Research, and Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Science.

Professor Hunter specialises in computer vision and machine learning, with a particualar interest in retinal imaging and behavioural analysis. He has published over 100 academic papers, and has developed freeware and commercial artificial intelligence software packages.

Selected Recent Publications

G Leontidis, B Al-Diri, A Hunter. (2016): “Summarising the retinal vascular calibres in healthy, diabetic and diabetic retinopathy eyes”, Computers in biology and medicine 72, 65-74.

C Wang, A Hunter, N Gravill, S. Matusiewicz. (2014): “Unconstrained Video Monitoring of Breathing Behaviour and Application to Diagnosis of Sleep Apnoea,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 61 (2), 396-404.

T Qureshi, A Hunter, B Al Diri.(2014):“A Bayesian framework for the local configuration of retinal junctions,” IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 3105- 3110.

K Appiah, A Hunter, P Dickinson, H Meng. (2012): “Implementation and applications of tri-state self-organizing maps on FPGA,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 22 (8), 1150-1160. 

Wang, C.W. and Hunter, A. (2010): “Robust Pose Recognition of the Obscured Human Body”. International Journal of Computer Vision, 90(3), 313-330. 0172-0. 

Appiah, K. Hunter, A., Meng, H., Dickinson, P. (2010): “Accelerated hardware object extraction and labelling: from object segmentation to connected components labelling”. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 114 (11), 1282-1291.

Meng,H.,Appiah,K.,Yue,S.,Hunter,A.,etal.(2010):“A modified model for the Lobula Giant Movement Detector and its FPGA implementation”. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 114 (11), 1238-1247. 

Al-Diri,B. Hunter,A. and Steel,D.(2009):“An active contour model for segmenting and measuring retinal vessels”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 28(9), 1488-97.  

Other publications

Andrew Hunter's ePrints Record