Richard Hartley (scientist)

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Richard Hartley
Alma materAustralian National University
Stanford University
University of Toronto (1976, PhD)
Known forComputer Vision, Multiple-view geometry

Richard I. Hartley FAA is an Australian computer scientist and an Emeritus professor at the Australian National University, where he is a member of the Computer Vision group in the Research School of Computing.

Education and career[edit]

In 1971, Hartley received a BSc degree from the Australian National University followed by MSc (1972) and PhD (1976) degrees in mathematics from the University of Toronto. He also obtained an MSc degree in computer science from Stanford University in 1983.[1]

His work is primarily devoted to the fields of Artificial intelligence, Image processing, and Computer vision. He is best known for his 2000 book Multiple View Geometry in computer vision, written with Andrew Zisserman, now in its second edition (2004). According to WorldCat, the book is held in 1428 libraries.[2]

Hartley was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2005[3] and awarded their Hannan Medal in 2023.[4]


Hartley has published a wide variety of articles in computer science on the topics of computer vision and optimization. The following are his most highly cited works [5]

  • 2000 Multiple View Geometry in Computer Vision with Andrew Zisserman, Cambridge University press. Second edition 2004.[6] (cited 17,014 times)
  • 2000 "Bundle adjustment—a modern synthesis" with Bill Triggs, Philip F McLauchlan, and Andrew W Fitzgibbon in Vision algorithms: theory and practice, pp. 298–372. (cited 2423 times)
  • 1997 "In defense of the eight-point algorithm" IEEE Transactions on PAMI 19 (6), 580–593. (cited 2244 times)


  1. ^ "Department of Computer Science - December 7, 2010 - Richard Hartley". Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  2. ^ WorldCat book entry
  3. ^ "Richard Hartley". Australian Academy of Science. Retrieved 14 March 2023.
  4. ^ "Decoding dragons and devils, what triggers volcanoes, and more: Australia's stars of science". Australian Academy of Science. 14 March 2023. Retrieved 14 March 2023.
  5. ^ "Richard Hartley".
  6. ^ Multiple View Geometry in Computer Vision Second Edition. Retrieved May 20, 2009.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Home Page at Australian National University
  • [2] Biography page at ANU
  • [3] at