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Tim Ritchings

Tim Ritchings

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E-mail: T.Ritchings (append "")

University of Salford
School of Computing, Science & Engineering
Greater Manchester, M5 4WT
United Kingdom

Tel: Tel: +44-(0)161-295 5332

Tim Ritchings is a Professor of Intelligent Systems. I was Head of the School of Computing, Science and Engineering at the University of Salford from 2006-2011, after being Head of Computer Science for 3 years. Prior to joining Salford in 2001 as a Reader in Computer Science, I was a Senior Lecturer in Computation at UMIST.

I was educated and the University of Manchester, receiving 1st class BSc (Hons) in Physics in 1972, followed by a PhD in Radio-astronomy in 1976.

My research interests are related to the development and evaluation of novel Intelligent Systems that involve the digital signals and images, using Pattern Recognition, AI and Visualisation techniques to help in their interpretation and understanding of the data. My focus has been on effective and reliable systems that address significant real-world issues, and has been principally concerned with biomedical applications. Recent key projects include: objective computer-based techniques to monitor and assess the quality of a patient’s voice following treatment for cancer of the larynx; the automated registration of time-separated retinopathy images for monitoring the progression of glaucoma and diabetes, the real-time prediction of Blood Glucose Levels in diabetics, and tendon tracking in ultra-sound images. My work has been published in over 30 journals articles and Chapters in books and more than 60 referred conferences and I have supervised over 20 PhD students. In recent years I have been on Programme committees for International Conferences and Workshops in Italy (MAVEBA’99 ’01 ’03 ‘05), Malaysia (CITA'01 ’03 ’05, ‘07, ‘13), and the UK (IEEE-ITAB’03) and (IEEE-MEDVIZ’04). In addition to being awarded ESPRC research grants, he has received British Council (CICHE) funding for links related to “Advanced Teaching and Training Methods for GIS applications”, with UNIMAS, Malaysia, and "Advanced Teaching and Training Methods in the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Environmental Planning and Healthcare Support", with ERI & IRI, Egypt.

I am a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered IT Professional; and a Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Computer Society; and a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Publications for Tim Ritchings

Refereed Papers


The Effects Of Inter and Intra Speaker Variability on Pathological Voice Quality Assessment

J.I. Godino-Llorente, R.T. Ritchings, C.A. Berry

Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications, Firenze, Italy 2003


Intelligent Classification and Staging of Acoustic Voice Data in Cancer of the Larynx Patients

R.T. Ritchings, C.A. Berry

Proceedings of the IEE Medical Applications of Signal Processing, London Oct. 2002


Representation and Classification of Complex-Shaped Printed Regions Using White Tiles

A. Antonacopoulos, R.T. Ritchings

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR1995), Montreal, Canada, August 1995, pp. 1132-1135

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Segmentation and Classification of Document Images

A. Antonacopoulos, R.T. Ritchings

Digest of the IEE Colloquium on Document Image Processing and Multimedia Environments, The Institution of Electrical Engineers, November 1995, pp. 16/1-16/7, ISSN 0963-3308

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Flexible Page Segmentation Using the Background

A. Antonacopoulos, R.T. Ritchings

Proceedings of the IAPR 12th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR1994), Jerusalem, Israel, October 9-12, 1994, IEEE-CS Press, pp. 339-344

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Segmentation of Layouts with Non-Rectangular Regions

A. Antonacopoulos, R.T. Ritchings

Proceedings of the International Association of Pattern Recognition Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS1994), Kaiserslautern, Germany, 18-20 October 1994, pp. 3-13

Book Chapters


Analysis of Scanned Braille Documents

R.T. Ritchings, A. Antonacopoulos, D. Drakopoulos

in the book Document Analysis Systems, A. Dengel and A.L. Spitz (Eds.), World Scientific Publishing Co., 1995, pp. 413-421

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