Prof Richard Connor

Prof Richard Connor

Professor of Computer Science

Researcher profile

Email
rchc@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Biography

I started my "Computational Science" degree in St Andrews in 1981. I stayed here until 1996... doing a BSc, a PhD (in Ron Morrison's research group), various research jobs, and an SERC Postdoc Fellowship. After that I held an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship at Glasgow, a chair at Strathclyde (including spells as Director of Research and Head of Department), moved to Stirling in 2018 to head up the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science, and returned to St Andrews in 2020. Outside academia I've been quite involved with the commercialisation of research - with Reuters, when it existed, and a couple of hi-tech startups - Engimatec (now defunct!) and Cloudsoft (still operating in Edinburgh). I have also been involved in school-level CS education, am a co-author of Education Scotland's computing curriculum, and am the technical validator for SQA computing qualifications.

Teaching

I teach CS4103, Distributed Systems, as well as various project supervision and first-year programming tutorials.

Selected publications

  • A Ptolemaic partitioning mechanism

    Connor, R., 28 Sep 2022, Similarity Search and Applications: 15th International Conference, SISAP 2022, Bologna, Italy, October 5–7, 2022, Proceedings. Skopal, T., Falchi, F., Lokoč, J., Sapino, M. L., Bartolini, I. & Patella, M. (eds.). Springer, Cham, p. 150-163 14 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 13590).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Open access

    Investigating binary partition power in metric query

    Connor, R., Dearle, A. & Vadicamo, L., 22 Aug 2022, SEBD 2022: The 30th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems. Amato, G., Bartalesi, V., Bianchini, D., Gennaro, C. & Torlone, R. (eds.). Vol. 3194. p. 415-426 12 p. (Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems; vol. 3194).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • On the expected exclusion power of binary partitions for metric search

    Vadicamo, L., Dearle, A. & Connor, R., 28 Sep 2022, Similarity Search and Applications: 15th International Conference, SISAP 2022, Bologna, Italy, October 5–7, 2022, Proceedings. Skopal, T., Falchi, F., Lokoč, J., Sapino, M. L., Bartolini, I. & Patella, M. (eds.). Springer, Cham, p. 104-117 14 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 13590).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    BitPart: exact metric search in high(er) dimensions

    Dearle, A. & Connor, R., Jan 2021, In: Information Systems. 95, 14 p., 101493.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Query filtering using two-dimensional local embeddings

    Vadicamo, L., Connor, R. & Chávez, E., Nov 2021, In: Information Systems. 101, 13 p., 101808.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Re-ranking via local embeddings: a use case with permutation-based indexing and the nSimplex projection

    Vadicamo, L., Gennaro, C., Falchi, F., Chávez, E., Connor, R. & Amato, G., Jan 2021, In: Information Systems. 95, 18 p., 101506.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    On the application of convex transforms to metric search

    Connor, R., Dearle, A., Mic, V. & Zezula, P., Oct 2020, In: Pattern Recognition Letters. 138, p. 563-570

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Sampled angles in high-dimensional spaces

    Connor, R. & Dearle, A., 2020, Similarity Search and Applications: 13th International Conference, SISAP 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 30–October 2, 2020, Proceedings. Satoh, S., Vadicamo, L., Zimek, A., Carrara, F., Bartolini, I., Aumüller, M., Jónsson, B. Þ. & Pagh, R. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 233-247 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI); vol. 12440).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    Modelling string structure in vector spaces

    Connor, R., Dearle, A. & Vadicamo, L., 9 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the 27th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems: Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto), Italy, June 16th to 19th, 2019. Mecella, M., Amato, G. & Gennaro, C. (eds.). Sun SITE Central Europe, 12 p. 45. (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; vol. 2400).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Open access

    Supermetric search

    Connor, R., Vadicamo, L., Cardillo, F. A. & Rabitti, F., Feb 2019, In: Information Systems. 80, p. 108-123 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

 

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