Professor Peter Hancock

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Psychology University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Peter Hancock

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About me

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. 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.

Education

PhD Computing Science
University of Stirling

MSc Intelligent Systems
Brunel University

MA Chemistry
University of Oxford

Research (11)

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.

I'm the psychology lead on FACER2VM, a 5-year EPSRC-funded project aimed at improving automated face recognition.

With Ailsa Millen, I have an ESRC-funded project looking at detecting concealed recognition of faces CONFACE.

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. http://hdl.handle.net/1893/39

Projects

Identifying novel markers of concealed face recognition
PI: Dr Ailsa Millen
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Individual Differences in Holistic processing
PI: Dr Stephen Langton
Funded by: Experimental Psychology Society

FACERVM - Face Matching
PI: Professor Peter Hancock
Funded by: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Augmented Reality: A Step Change in Memory for Faces
PI: Dr Jamie Murray
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

Bridging the gap in recognition memory between unknown and known faces
PI:
Funded by: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Orienting of Visual Attention in Response to Naturalistic Dynamic Shifts of Another's Gaze
PI: Dr Stephen Langton
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

A 3d psychological face database and tools
PI: Professor Peter Hancock
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Recognising Prototypes from natural and dynamic sources of facial variation: the role of identity and continuity
PI: Professor Peter Hancock
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Visualisation tools for effective face image matching
PI: Professor Peter Hancock
Funded by: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Investigating developmental changes in children's memory for past events
PI:
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Evolving a better composite
PI: Professor Peter Hancock
Funded by: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Outputs (131)

Outputs

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Article

Skelton FC, Frowd CD, Hancock PJB, Jones HS, Jones B, Fodarella C, Battersby K & Logan K (2020) Constructing identifiable composite faces: the importance of cognitive alignment of interview and construction procedure [Facial Composites: Aligning Interview and Method of Construction]. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26 (3), p. 507–521. https://doi.org/10.1037/xap0000257

Article

Ebersole CR, Mathur MB, Baranski E, Bart-Plange D, Buttrick NR, Chartier CR, Corker KS, Corley M, Hartshorne JK, IJzerman H, Lazarevic LB, Rabagliati H, Dering B, Hancock PJB & Millen A (2020) Many Labs 5: Testing Pre-Data-Collection Peer Review as an Intervention to Increase Replicability. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3 (3), pp. 309-331. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245920958687

Article

Colling LJ, Szűcs D, De Marco D, Cipora K, Ulrich R, Nuerk H, Soltanlou M, Bryce D, Chen S, Schroeder PA, Henare DT, Chrystall CK, Hancock PJ, Millen AE & Langton SR (2020) A multilab registered replication of the attentional SNARC effect. [Registered Replication Report on Fischer, Castel, Dodd, and Pratt (2003).]. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3 (2), pp. 143-162. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245920903079

Conference Proceeding

Frowd CD, Portch E, Killeen A, Mullen L, Martin AJ & Hancock PJB (2019) EvoFIT Facial composite images: A detailed assessment of impact on forensic practitioners, police investigators, victims, witnesses, offenders and the media. In: 8th International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies, EST 2019. Eighth International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST 2019), Colchester, 22.07.2019-24.07.2019. Piscataway, NJ, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. https://doi.org/10.1109/EST.2019.8806211

Conference Proceeding

Feng Z, Huber P, Kittler J, Hancock P, Wu X, Zhao Q, Koppen P & Raetsch M (2018) Evaluation of dense 3D reconstruction from 2D face images in the wild. In: 2018 13th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2018). 13th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 15.05.2018-19.05.2018. Xi'an, China: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 780-786. https://doi.org/10.1109/FG.2018.00123

Conference Proceeding

Martin AJ, Hancock PJB, Frowd CD, Heard P, Gaskin E, Ford C & Hewitt T (2018) EvoFIT composite face construction via practitioner interviewing and a witness-administered protocol. In: TBC. 12th NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, Edinburgh, 06.08.2018-09.08.2018. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, pp. 311-316. https://doi.org/10.1109/AHS.2018.8541464

Conference Proceeding

Martin A, Hancock PJB & Frowd CD (2017) Breathe, relax and remember: An investigation into how focused breathing can improve identification of EvoFIT facial composites. In: 2017 Seventh International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST). 2017 Seventh International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST), Canterbury, 06.09.2017-08.09.2017. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, pp. 79-84. https://doi.org/10.1109/EST.2017.8090403

Article

Alogna V, Attaya MK, Aucoin P, Bahnik S, Birch S, Birt AR, Bornstein BH, Bouwmeester S, Brandimonte MA, Brown C, Buswell K, Hancock PJB, Langton S, McIntyre AH & Zwaan RA (2014) Registered Replication Report: Schooler and Engstler-Schooler (1990). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9 (5), pp. 556-578. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691614545653

Article

Frowd CD, Skelton FC, Atherton CJ & Hancock PJB (2012) Evolving an identifiable face of a criminal. Psychologist, 25 (2), pp. 116-119. http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/archive/archive_home.cfm?volumeID=25&editionID=210&ArticleID=1998

Article

Holliday IE, Longe OA, Thai NJ, Hancock PJB & Tovee MJ (2011) BMI Not WHR Modulates BOLD fMRI Responses in a Sub-Cortical Reward Network When Participants Judge the Attractiveness of Human Female Bodies. PLoS ONE, 6 (11). http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0027255; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027255

Meeting Abstract

Parr LA, Little A & Hancock PJB (2011) Exploring Chimpanzee Face Space. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting 2011, Naples, FL USA, 06/05/2011 - 11/05/2011. Journal of Vision, 11 (11), p. article 615. https://doi.org/10.1167/11.11.615

Article

Frowd CD, Hancock PJB, Bruce V, Skelton FC, Atherton CJ, Nelson L, McIntyre AH, Pitchford M, Atkins R, Webster DA, Pollard J, Hunt B, Price E, Morgan S, Greening R, Stoika A, Dughila R, Maftei S & Sendrea G (2011) Catching more offenders with EvoFIT facial composites: lab research and police field trials. Global Journal of Human-Social Science, 11 (3), pp. 35-46. http://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/165

Conference Proceeding

McIntyre AH, Hancock PJB, Frowd CD & Bruce V (2010) Seeing more clearly with glasses?: The impact of glasses and technology on unfamiliar face matching and identification of facial composites. In: Proceedings - EST 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies, ROBOSEC 2010 - Robots and Security, LAB-RS 2010 - Learning and Adaptive Behavior in Robotic Systems. International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST), Canterbury, UK, 06.09.2010-08.09.2010. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, pp. 50-55. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=5600056&abstractAccess=no&userType=inst; https://doi.org/10.1109/EST.2010.30

Meeting Abstract

Hancock PJB & Foster C (2010) Investigating the double face illusion. 33rd European conference on Visual Perception, Lausanne, 22/08/2010 - 26/08/2010. Perception, 39 (Supplement), pp. 127-127. http://www.perceptionweb.com/abstract.cgi?id=v100595

Conference Proceeding

Hancock PJB, McIntyre AH & Kittler J (2009) Caricaturing to improve face matching. In: Bio-inspired Learning and Intelligent Systems for Security (BLISS), 2009 Symposium on Print. Bio-inspired Learning and Intelligent Systems for Security (BLISS), 2009 Symposium on Print, Edinburgh, 20.08.2009-22.08.2009. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 49-49. http://www.proceedings.com/07116.html; https://doi.org/10.1109/BLISS.2009.17

Other

Frowd CD, Park J, McIntyre AH, Bruce V, Pitchford M, Fields S & Hancock PJB (2009) Evolving facial composite systems. Forensic Update, (98), pp. 25-32. http://www.bpsshop.org.uk/Forensic-Update-No-98-Summer-2009-P1132.aspx

Conference Proceeding

Frowd CD, Park J, McIntyre AH, Bruce V, Pitchford M, Fields S, Kenirons M & Hancock PJB (2008) Effecting an improvement to the fitness function. How to evolve a more identifiable face. In: Proceedings BLISS 2008 - 2008 ECSIS Symposium on Bio-inspired, Learning, and Intelligent Systems for Security. BLISS '08. ECSIS Symposium on Bio-inspired Learning and Intelligent Systems for Security, 2008, Edinburgh, 04.08.2008-06.08.2008. Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Science Society Press, pp. 3-10. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=4595787&abstractAccess=no&userType=inst; https://doi.org/10.1109/BLISS.2008.28

Meeting Abstract

Zhao C, Hancock PJB & Bednar JA (2008) Modelling face adaptation aftereffects. 31st European Conference on Visual Perception, Utrecht, 24/08/2008 - 28/08/2008. Perception, 37 (Supplement), pp. 158-158. http://www.perceptionweb.com/abstract.cgi?id=v080567

Article

Frowd CD, Bruce V & Hancock PJB (2008) Changing the face of criminal identification. The Psychologist, 21 (8), pp. 668-672. http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/archive/archive_home.cfm?volumeID=21&editionID=163&ArticleID=1381

Book Chapter

Bruce V, Burton AM & Hancock PJB (2007) Remembering faces. In: Lindsay R, Ross D, Read J, Toglia M, Lindsay R, Ross D, Read J & Toglia M (eds.) The handbook of eyewitness psychology, Vol II: Memory for people. Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology, 2. Mahwah, NJ US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, pp. 87-100. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2007-04817-004&site=ehost-live

Meeting Abstract

Hancock PJB, Phillips W & Walton L (2007) Probing schizophrenia with a contour-integration task. 30th European Conference on Visual Perception, Arezzo, 27/08/2007 - 31/08/2007. Perception, 36 (Supplement), pp. 118-118. http://www.perceptionweb.com/abstract.cgi?id=v070660

Conference Proceeding

Frowd CD, Bruce V, McIntyre AH & Hancock PJB (2006) Adding holistic dimensions to a facial composite system. In: FGR 2006: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition. 7th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, FG 2006, Southampton, 10.04.2006-12.04.2006. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE, pp. 183-188. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=1613018&abstractAccess=no&userType=inst; https://doi.org/10.1109/FGR.2006.20

Conference Proceeding

Hancock PJB, Frowd CD, Brodie E & Niven C (2005) Recognition of pain expressions. In: Cangelosi A, Bugmann G & Borisyuk R (eds.) Modeling Language, Cognition and Action. Progress in Neural Processing, 16. Ninth Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop, Plymouth, 08.09.2004-10.09.2004. Singapore: World Scientific, pp. 339-348.

Article

Frowd CD, Carson D, Ness H, Richardson J, Morrison L, McLanaghan S & Hancock PJB (2005) A forensically valid comparison of facial composite systems. Psychology, Crime and Law, 11 (1), pp. 33-52. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10683160310001634313; https://doi.org/10.1080/10683160310001634313

Book Chapter

Hancock PJB & Frowd CD (2002) Evolutionary generation of faces. In: Bentley P & Corne D (eds.) Creative Evolutionary Systems. Morgan Kaufmann Series in Artificial Intelligence. London: Academic Press, pp. 409-423. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9781558606739500550

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