School of Physical Sciences

Dr Christopher J. Solomon

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Reader in Physics

Office: Room 109, Ingram Building
Telephone: (01227) 823270
Fax: 01227 827558
Email: c.j.solomon@kent.ac.uk

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Biography

I graduated with a B.Sc in theoretical physics in 1983 from Durham - a beautiful city - but somewhat chastened by 3 years pondering in the silent corridors of the theoretical physics section at Durham, I escaped to various corners of the World for 18 months. On return, I opted for a Ph.D in medical imaging at the Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden Hospital in London (nice people, happy memories..) which I got in 1989.

A promising career as an "Electrician's mate" on a Tottenham building site came to an abrupt end  after just six weeks when I "got a start" as a post-doc in Professor Chris Dainty's astronomical imaging group at Imperial College (a great chap). After four and a bit years at Imperial, I started a lectureship at Kent in 1994. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2002 and to Reader in 2005. I also direct VisionMetric Ltd, a spin-out company which is the UK's leading developer and supplier of facial composite software to the police. My main research activities focus on image processing and evolutionary methods with particular interest in the human face.

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Research interests

  • Image Processing and Reconstruction
  • Facial encoding
  • Facial synthesis
  • Forensic Image Analysis
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Publications

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Article
Thorniley, S.C.R. et al. (2014). The influence of creating a holistic facial composite on children’s and adult’s video lineup identifications. Applied Cognitive Psychology [Online].
Davis, J.P., Gibson, S.J. and Solomon, C.J. (2014). The positive influence of creating a holistic facial composite on video lineup identification. Applied Cognitive Psychology [Online].
Solomon, C.J., Gibson, S.J. and Mist, J.J. (2013). Interactive evolutionary generation of facial composites for locating suspects in criminal investigations. Applied Soft Computing [Online] 13:3298-3306.
Conference or workshop item
Mist, J.J., Gibson, S.J. and Solomon, C.J. (2014). A comparison of search spaces and evolutionary operators in facial composite construction. in: Šilc, J. and Zamuda, A. š eds. Bioinspired Optimization Methods and their Applications (BIOMA).
Book section
Solomon, C.J. and Gibson, S.J. (2014). Developments in Forensic Facial Composites. in: Mallett, X., Blythe, T. and Berry, R. eds. Advances in Forensic Human Identification. CRC Press.
Showing 5 of 37 total publications in KAR. [See all in KAR]
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Teaching

  • Maxwell's equations and Fourier Optics
  • Image Processing
  • Medical Physics
  • Forensic physical methods
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Last Updated: 03/03/2015