Hornsey, Richard

Richard Hornsey

Full Professor
University Professor
D.Phil. (Oxford)

Administrative Title(s)
Interim Dean, Lassonde School of Engineering
hornsey@cse.yorku.ca

Department(s): Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Office: 3047 Lassonde Building (LAS)
Phone: (416)736-2100 ext. 33265

Lab: 021A, 021B, 021C Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)

Research Fields
Biological Physics

Graduate Program Appointment
Full Member: Eligible to supervise M.Sc. or Ph.D.

Research Types
Computational, Experimental


Research specialization
Networks of cameras; Single-chip electronic cameras; Integrated sensor design; Image processing methodologies.


I study biologically-inspired imaging systems, i.e., electronic camera chips and networks of cameras. My work encompasses distributed sensor systems based on insect and spider eyes, sensor swarms, clouds and "smart dust" modelled on ant colonies and schools of fish, high performance integrated sensor design, on-chip image processing methodologies, semiconductor device modelling and simulation, and radiation tolerant design and manufacturing. Applications include aircraft collision avoidance, space systems, industrial inspection, machine vision, and vision rehabilitation.