Philip E. Robinson

Profile:

I completed my undergraduate degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (B.Eng.) and Information Technology (B.Sc.), both Cum Laude, at the University of Johannesburg in 2006. I received my Master’s degree (cum laude) in Electronic and Electrical engineering from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2009 and received my D. Eng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2016. I am currently working as a Senior Lecturer in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science at the University of Johannesburg. I present two subjects the first of which is Modelling 2A, which is presented to the whole engineering faculty and is an introduction to programming computers in a variety of languages and modelling real-world systems using computing tools. I also present Electronic Projects 2A which is an introduction to microcontrollers and electronic system design.

As a member of the Hypervision Research lab my current research areas are Image and Video Enhancement, Automated Surveillance Systems and Robotics.

 Journal Publications:

P.E. Robinson, A.L. Nel, “Foreground segmentation in atmospheric turbulence degraded video sequences to aid in background stabilization”, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Vol. 25, No. 6, November 2016. DOI: 10.1117/1.JEI.25.6.063010 – Project Page

P.E. Robinson, J. Carroll, “An Online System for Monitoring and Assessing the Programming Process”, Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology, Volume 18, Number 2/3, 2016.

P.E. Robinson, W.A. Clarke, “Mitigation of atmospheric turbulence distortions in long range video surveillance”, SAIEE Africa Research Journal, Vol. 102, No. 1, March 2011.

Conference Publications:

P.E. Robinson, J Carroll, “Implementation of Specifications Grading for Assessment of Programming using an Online Learning Platform”, Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC), 2017 (In Press).

P.E. Robinson, J. Carroll, “An Online Learning Platform for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment of Programming”, IEEE EDUCON, 2017.

S.T. Marais, A.L. Nel, P.E. Robinson, “Reflex assisted walking for a hexapod robot”, PRASA-Robmech conference, 2016.

P. Lindeque, A.L. Nel, P.E. Robinson, “Measurement of digital photographic image quality: Survey of psychophysics Just Noticeable Threshold Difference method”, 6th IASTED Conference on Modelling and Simulation (AfricaMS), 2016

C.J.F Reyneke, P.E. Robinson, A.L. Nel, “Comparison of Background Subtraction Techniques Under Sudden Illumination Changes”, Proceedings of the Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, November 2014, pp 298-303.

P.E. Robinson, Y. Roodt, “Blind deconvolution of gaussian blurred images containing additive white gaussian noise”, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2013), 2013, pp. 1092-1097.

B.Z. de Villiers, W.A. Clarke, P.E. Robinson, “Mean shift object tracking with Occlusion Handling”, Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, November 2012, pp 192-199.

Y. Roodt, P.E. Robinson, A. Nel,Robust single image noise estimation from approximate local statistics”, Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, November 2012, pp 47-53.

P.E. Robinson, Y. Roodt, A. Nel, “Gaussian blur identification using scale-space theory,” Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, November 2012, pp 54-59.

P.E. Robinson, W.J. Lau, “Adaptive Multi-Scale Retinex algorithm for contrast enhancement of real world scenes”, Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, November 2012, pp 60-67.

P.E. Robinson, W.A. Clarke, “Sharpening and Contrast enhancement of atmospheric turbulence degraded video sequences”, Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, November 2010, pp 247-252.