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Alan Dolhasz is a researcher at the Digital Media Technology Lab (DMT Lab) within the School of Computing and Digital Technology.
He first joined Birmingham City University as an undergraduate Sound Engineering and Production student. Shortly after completing his degree, he started working as a visiting lecturer, teaching Sound for Visual Media, Sound Synthesis and Sequencing, Audio Systems and Application of Sound Systems. Around the same time Alan started a production company where over 7 years he gained extensive experience in a range of multimedia workflows, from pre-production, camera operation and photography, through editing and post production, to visual effects and compositing. This also resulted in considerable experience of working with industry delivering commercial video for brands such as Denon & Marantz Professional, Converse, Citroen, as well as a range of artistic and cultural events, notably Birmingham's award-winning BE Festival and Shambala Festival. In 2015 Alan joined BCU full time as a research assistant, working extensively on industry-facing projects: ERDF-funded Creative Digital Health Solutions and Innovation Engine II, as well as collaborating with industry on Innovate UK and Horizon 2020 project development.
Alan is also project manager of the Birmingham in Real Time project, which aims to improve the quality and access to open data in Birmingham and enhance the skills of SMEs with regards to utilising it.
Aside from the above, Alan is also a part-time PhD student. His research interests lie in the fields of mixed and augmented reality, image processing, perception and machine learning, particularly focusing on modelling human perception and computational improvement of photorealism in composites and mixed reality scenes.