Dr Hannah Dee

BSc, MA, PhD University of Leeds

Dr Hannah Dee

Senior Lecturer

Department of Computer Science

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Hannah has a BSc in Cognitive Science (1996), an MA in Philosophy (1998) and a PhD in Computing (2005) all from the University of Leeds. Her research areas are applied computer vision; the detection of shadows and reasoning about shadows; and student attitudes to the study of computer science. She has held postdoctoral positions in Grenoble (France), Leeds, and Kingston upon Thames. She is also a women in computing activist: she founded the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, a national conference for women undergraduates in computer science, and is still deputy chair. She has been on the committee of BCSWomen since 2007.

Hannah appeared in the Computer Weekly women in IT top 50 four years running, and was inducted into their "Hall of Fame" in 2018. She was a holder of a Suffrage Science award 2018-2020.  She was awarded the BCS John Ivinson award for voluntary service across BCS Mid Wales and BCSWomen, 2016.

Note: Hannah is part-time and usually works Monday-Wednesday-Friday.


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Hannah enjoys teaching and has received several teaching awards since arriving in Aberystwyth:

  • Senior fellowship of the HEA (SFHEA), 2018
  • Student led teaching awards (SLTA), highly commended, technology enhanced learning category, 2016
  • Exemplary Course Awards (ECA), highly commended for Computer Vision, 2015
  • Exemplary Course Awards (ECA), highly commended for Client Side Graphics module, 2014
  • Student led teaching awards (SLTA), highly commended, teaching through technology category, 2013
  • Aberystwyth University Learning and Teaching Fellowship (AULTF), 2012

Research Groups


Dee, H, Freixenet, J, Cufi, X, Muntaner Perich, E, Poggioni, V, Marian, M & Milani, A 2020 'Encouraging early mastery of computational concepts through play' arXiv. <https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.03930>
Seck, A, Dee, H, Smith, W & Tiddeman, B 2019, '3D surface texture analysis of high‐resolution normal fields for facial skin condition assessment', Skin Research and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1111/srt.12793
Bell, J & Dee, H 2019 'Leaf segmentation through the classification of edges' arXiv. https://doi.org/arXiv:1904.03124
Newey, C, Jones, O & Dee, H 2017, 'Shadow detection for mobile robots: Features, evaluation, and datasets', Spatial Cognition and Computation, pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/13875868.2017.1322088
Bell, J & Dee, H 2017, 'Watching plants grow: A position paper on computer vision and Arabidopsis thaliana', IET Computer Vision, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 113-121. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-cvi.2016.0127
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