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Durham University

Computer Science


Dr Boguslaw Obara, MSc PhD

Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42431
Room number: E290


My key research and business interests include image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, data science and machine learning techniques applied to a wide range of domains, from biology, medicine and engineering to arts & humanities.

I lead a one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic research groups within Durham University. My research and impact activities are funded by a wide range of sources, including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Microsoft, IBM, Nikon, Boeing, NVIDIA, AstraZeneca, Dyson, Boots and UK/EU research funding bodies.

I am a founder of the Intogral Limited, a Durham University's artificial intelligence spin-out that creates value from the research and development of AI solutions for complex multi-type multi-dimensional data analytics.

For more information, please visit:
1) my research lab:
2) my company:


  • Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, University of Durham, Durham, UK.
  • AstraZeneca Visiting Professor in Image Processing & Artificial Intelligence, AstraZeneca, Cambridge, UK.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford e-Research Centre and Oxford Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for BioImage Informatics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
  • Research Assistant, Vision Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
  • Research Assistant, Computer Vision Laboratory, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Research Assistant, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland.


  • PhD in Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
  • MSc in Physics, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland 

Research Groups

Department of Computer Science

  • Innovative Computing

Department of Biosciences

  • Durham Centre for Bioimaging Technology

Research Projects

Department of History

Research Interests

  • Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • BioImage Informatics
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science

Selected Publications

Journal Article

Chapter in book

Conference Paper

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Media Contacts

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