Prof Peter Hancock
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Contact Information
3A101 Cottrell
University of Stirling
United Kingdom

Phone: 01786 467675
Fax: 01786467641

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Publications (108)
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I have a first degree in Chemistry, an MSc in Intelligent systems and a PhD in Computing Science, and have been a lecturer in Psychology since 1995.As Deputy Head I help with the departmental budget, and chair the resources committee.

Stirling has a beautiful campus. I have a webcam of the view from my office.

I'm responsible for the Psychological Image Collection at Stirling (PICS) image archive. If you'd like to contribute your images, please let me know.

I'm on the editorial boards of Applied Cognitive Psychology and Network: computation in neural systems. Please contact me if you think you might have something suitable for publication therein.

Research Interests:
I'm principally interested in the perception of faces and what kind of representations we might use: how do we tell whether two different faces are the same or different people? Together with Charlie Frowd I'm developing EvoFIT (, a novel holistic facial composite system.

My PhD thesis looked at issues of representation in neural nets and genetic algorithms, in particular the problem of coding a neural net on a genetic string.

Employment History:

Activities :
Education: MA Chemistry
Trinity College
01/10/1976 - 01/06/1980
Education: MSc Intelligent Systems
01/09/1984 - 01/06/1987
Education: PhD Computing Science