Dr Richard Seely, PhD. MEng.
Algorithms Engineer and Photographer

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details



2006 - 2010, University of Southampton.

PhD. in Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Title: On a three-dimensional gait recognition system
  • Supervisors: Dr. J. N. Carter and Prof. M. S. Nixon
  • Produced a system capable of multi-viewpoint video capture, three-dimensional reconstruction and gait recognition.
  • Collected a large multi-biometric dataset, containing non-contact biometric data from over 200 participants - resulting in more than 2000 samples.
  • Demonstrated that it is possible to acheive excellent recognition performance, using only simple analysis techniques.
  • Developed algorithms for fast multi-viewpoint 3D reconstruction, and various gait analysis techniques.
  • Designed and implemented a sophisticated batch processing system for handling the processing and analysis of the collected video data.
  • Passed viva in July 2010, with no corrections

2002 - 2006, University of Southampton.

MEng. (Hons) Electronics, First Class

Dissertation Project:

High Performance Versatile Audio Mixer - a DSP based fully modular and reconfigurable mixer system

4th Year Group Project:

Intruder Threat Detection for Marine Applications - a real time video based intrusion detection system

Modules studied include:

Computer Vision, Signal Processing, Multimedia Communications, Computer Networks, Music and Audio Technology & Analogue Electronics

2000 - 2002, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge.

'A2' levels Maths (A); Electronics (A); Computing (A); Physics (A). Awarded the WSP prize for innovation (in an engineering context) for 'AS' level electronics coursework (audio pre-amplifier unit)


10/2009 - Present, Waterfall Solutions Ltd., Guildford

Technical Consultant

  • Working on a wide range of projects, including real-time video processing and 3D reconstruction

07/2005 - 09/2005 & 07/2006 - 09/2006, Meridian Audio Ltd., Huntington

Summer Internship

  • Developed a hardware platform for evaluating the impact that various electronic components had on audio reproduction quality.
  • Gained experience in the process of PCB design, prototyping, and troubleshooting.
  • As a result of the project, specified and sourced new and replacement components for several of the company's main products.
  • Was involved in the development of several new products, covering aspects such as safety features, thermal constraints and performance evaluation

07/2004 - 09/2004, IPV Ltd., Cambridge

STEP Placement

  • Extended the company's existing quality assurance system to allow testing of several new products and performed regression testing on newly updated products
  • Learnt to maintain and develop a large software project

Other Experience

10/2006 - 2009, University of Southampton

Student Mentor/Teacher

  • Supervised and taught undergraduates in practical classes, taking responsibility for up to twenty students; ensuring their safety, providing instruction and guidance.
  • Assisted in the supervision of two MEng student's projects and also one MSc student's project; giving technical advice when needed, encouraging the students to devise original ideas and improve their research skills.

12/2006 - 2009, Self-employed, Southampton


  • Ran a successful events photography business during spare time
  • Custom software was written to improve the efficiency of the sales process
  • Learnt valuable entrepreneurship skills running a small business
  • Worked for the School of Electronics and Computer Science (University of Southampton) at the 2008 graduation ceremonies.

Key Skills

Computing: Extremely competent using both Microsoft Windows and Linux based operating systems, confident in the use of LaTex for the preparation of papers and documents, highly skilled programmer in C, C++, x86 Assembler, OpenGL and Python. Also confident in the use of JavaScript and Matlab.
Team: Working in a closely knit SME environment, to help deliver projects on time and within specification.
Communication: Presented research findings at conferences in written, oral and poster form. Developed interpersonal skills through employment, self-employment and student society work.

Interests and Responsibilities

Photography: Wildlife, people and motorsport; using both digital and film formats. Elected president of the University of Southampton Photographic Society for the 2008/2009 academic year.
Conservation: Volunteered on wildlife habitat conservation projects throughout the 2008/2009 academic year.
Ballroom and Latin Dancing: Active member of the Student's Union Ballroom and Latin dance society since 2006.