Dr John Haddon appointed technical consultant at UKIVA

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Dr John Haddon has been appointed as technical consultant for the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA), following the retirement of Don Braggins. Haddon is the founding director of Panther Vision, which joined the association towards the end of 2009. Haddon will be the first point of contact for anybody requesting technical advice from the association, and will contribute articles to the trade and technical press as part of UKIVA's continuing objective to raise and maintain awareness of the capabilities of vision technology in manufacturing industry.

Haddon has more than 27 years' experience in the development and implementation of leading edge image processing and computer vision techniques and applications, and takes a keen interest in all things related to industrial vision. As an independent consultant and member of the executive board of the Vision and Imaging Network of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), he is ideally placed to take on this role.

He has been a visiting professor at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey and a Visiting Fellow at both Surrey University and the University of Exeter. He became a QinetiQ Fellow in 1999 in recognition of 'Outstanding technical contributions in the field of image analyses'. Haddon has also been an active member of several international and inter-governmental research committees on behalf of the UK Government, has been a member of technical assessment teams for foreign governments and has worked with multinational businesses both in the UK and overseas.

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