Christian Clausner

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building Room 249

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Current positions

Research Fellow


Christian studied computer science at the Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany) and specialised in artificial intelligence, achieving a master’s degree (equivalent). After a three-year period in the private sector he joined the Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (PRImA) research group at the University of Salford, United Kingdom as a Research Assistant and is now a Research Fellow. In 2019, he was awarded a PhD degree for his Thesis titled “Semantics-enriched workflow creation and management system with an application to document image analysis and recognition”.

The PRImA lab, led by Prof Apostolos Antonacopoulos, is at the forefront of research in document analysis in the UK. Christian is the lead software engineer within the research group, responsible for a large suite of software projects, including commercially viable products.

In his work as researcher at the University since 2009 he gained extensive experience in developing algorithms and systems for document image analysis and recognition. The PRImA lab provides the ideal environment for creating innovative and yet robust as well as sustainable software tools, mainly due to its long-standing involvement in major European and other international research projects.

Areas of research

Document Analysis, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, Digitisation, Optical Character Recognition, Performance Evaluation, Scientific Workflows

Research Interests

  • Computer vision
  • Machine learning
  • Cybersecurity

Qualifications and Memberships


Master’s degree in Computer Science

PhD in Computer Science