Dr Dmitriy Dubovitskiy

Job: Honorary Research Fellow, Lecturer Part Time

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 07763 147420

E: dmitriy.dubovitskiy@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/DmitriyDubovitskiy


Personal profile

Dr Dubovitskiy is an expert in automated digital image processing, machine learning and embedded control. He has worked in several computer science institutions and been involved in a number of interdisciplinary projects in image recognition with various applications in biology, pharmacology, material science and cancer diagnosis. He was coordinator and principal investigator in the EU project developing an eye-tracking software-hardware system, an architect-developer of an advanced computer system for blind people helping them to recognise products on shop shelves, an inventor and developer of the advanced optical system for detection and classification of skin and cervical cancer for NHS. 

Research group affiliations

Centre for Engineering Science and Advanced Systems (CESAS)

Publications and outputs

Dubovitskiy, D. and Kouznetsov, V. “Novel Pattern Recognition Method for Analysis the Radiation Exposure in Cancer Treatment”, Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature, pages 106–118, Print ISBN 978-3-319-94805-8, Online ISBN 978-3-319-94806-5, New York, 02 July 2018

Dubovitskiy D. and Kouznetsov V., “Radiation Exposure Analysis in 3D Cancer Treatment” 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2016) - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, pages 102-107 ISBN: 978-989-758-170-0 Rome Italy 21 – 23 February, 2016

Dubovitskiy D, Devyatkov V and Richer G “The Application of Mobile Devices for the Recognition of Malignant Melanoma”, BIODEVICES 2014: Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, Angers, ISBN: 978-989-758-013-0, Page 140, France 03 – 06 March, 2014

Dubovitskiy D and McBride J., “New ‘Spider’ Convex Hull Algorithm For an Unknown Polygon in Object Recognition”, BIODEVICES 2013: Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices, Barcelona, ISBN: 978-989-8565-34-1, Page 311, Spain 11 – 14 February, 2013

Blackledge J. and Dubovitskiy D, “ A Quality Control System using Texture Analysis in Metallurgy”, PATTERNS 2011 : The Third International Conferences on Pervasive Patterns and Applications, IARIA, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-61208-158-8, pages: 122 - 127, Rome, Italy, 25-30 September, 2011

Blackledge J. and Dubovitskiy D, “Moletest: A Web-based Skin Cancer Screening System”, The Third International Conference on Resource Intensive Applications and Services, vol: 978-1-61208-006-2, pages: 22 - 29, Venice, Italy, 22 - 27 May, 2011

Blackledge J. and Dubovitskiy D, “Pattern Recognition in Cytopathology for Papanicolaou Screening”, Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics, University of Sheffield, vol: 978-3-905673-75-3, pages: 131 - 138, 2010

Blackledge J. and Dubovitskiy D, “An Optical Machine Vision System for Applications in Cytopathology”, International Society for Advanced Science and Technology (ISAST) Transactions on Computers and Intelligent Systems No. 1, Vol. 2, ISSN 1798-2448, pages: 95 – 109, 2010

Blackledge J. and Dubovitskiy D, “Covert Encryption Method for Applications in Electronic Data Interchange”, International Society for Advanced Science and Technology (ISAST) Transactions on Electronics and Signal Processing No. 1, Vol. 4, ISSN 1797-2329, pages: 107 – 128, 2009

Blackledge J. and Dubovitskiy D, “Texture Classification using Fractal Geometry for the Diagnosis of Skin Cancers”, EG UK Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics, pages: 41 - 48, Cardiff University, 2009

Blackledge J. and Dubovitskiy D, “Surface Inspection using a Computer Vision System that includes Fractal Analysis”, International Society for Advanced Science and Technology (ISAST), Electronics and Signal Processing, No. 2, Vol. 3, ISSN 1797-2329, pages: 76 – 89, 2008

Zybarev U, Zybarev E, Dubovitskiy D, Chernev S, Bogdanov D. “The information system with «eye-tracking» as part of service oriented architecture and use for problem solving”, Bulletin RAS SB, «Informatika», Vol 8, Novosibirsk Russia, pages: 29 – 41, 2008

Blackledge J. and Dubovitskiy D, “Object Detection and Classification with Applications to Skin Cancer Screening”, International Society for Advanced Science and Technology (ISAST) Intelligent Systems, No. 1, Vol. 1, ISSN 1797-1802, pages: 34 – 45, 2008

Blackledge J., Dubovitskiy D, Ptitsin N. Microsharp Limited. ‘Medicine’ trademark registration. “Skin Cancer detection algorithm”, UK patent pending, 2003

Deviatkov V. and Dubovitskiy D, “Development of Algorithm for situation recognition in Fuzzy System environment”, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow and Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 2002

Deviatkov V, Dubovitskiy D, Tselinskiy Y. “Pattern analysis of gas discharge of biological cells with and without German measles virus under electric field stimulation”, Research Report held at Ivanovsky Institute of Virology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 2002

Dubovitskiy D. “Surface inspection system” Industrial report ‘Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Corporation’, Novolipetsk, Russia, 2001

Dubovitskiy D. “Three phase motor control algorithm” research report, Vestnyk of Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, 1999

Dubovitskiy D. “Automated billing system”, Industrial report ‘Izmeritel’, Moscow, Russia, 1999

Dubovitskiy D. “Automatisation of control method for three phase motor”, Vestnyk of Moscow State Technical University, Information Technology Department, Moscow, 1998

Research interests/expertise

My main research interests are the mathematical interpretation of natural objects with potential applications in interdisciplinary projects involving biology, pharmacology, physics, engineering and health care through the use of pattern analysis techniques such as Fractal Geometry and Fuzzy Logic. Investigating new algorithms of artificial intelligence with automatic machine learning and responsible decision-making. 

Areas of teaching

Dynamics and Control


PhD in Computer Science, Digital Image Processing

Object Recognition Using Fractal Geometry and Fuzzy Logic, De Montfort University, UK (in collaboration with Bauman Moscow State Technical University)

Courses taught

ENGD3038 - Dynamics and Control

Honours and awards

Commercialising award DIT Hothouse 16-th November 2011 “Image analysis algorithms for cervical cancer screening”

Research project grant INTAS 06-1000013-9357 (international not-for-profit association)

Overseas Students Research Award for PhD, De Montfort University, 2000 - 2003

Travel/conference grant, Informational Center for Computational Logic (ICCL) Summer School 2004 “Proof Theory and Automated Theorem Proving”, Technical University, Dresden, Germany, 2004

Microsharp Limited Prize for Best Research: “Early cancer detection for cervical smear tests”. Research undertaken through an industrial case award with Microsharp Limited and De Montfort University, UK, 2003

Best presentation at “Artificial Intelligence Systems” conference BMSTU, Moscow, Russia, Sep 2002

Best poster award “Automated screening method for early cervical smear diagnosis”, BMSTU, Moscow, Russia, Nov 2001

Best Presentation on Object Recognition Systems Moscow PhD Students’ Conference on Information Technology in 21st Century, Moscow, Russia, 7-8 April 1999

Industrial certificate “Certificated developer for financial enterprise” for management and engineering in database development, 1C Corporation, Moscow, Russia, May 1997

Membership of external committees

Member of Cambridge Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

Member of British Machine Vision Association (BMVA)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology from 2006 (MIET)


Dynamics and Control of Encoder and Brushless motor at DMU

Consultancy work

Oxford University(2015-2017); Research project grant INTAS 06-1000013-9357; MoleTest (UK) Ltd, Bournemouth, UK (2010 – 2011); Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (2005-2006); Tamborine Productions Ltd, London, UK (2008); Microsharp Limited, Oxfordshire, UK (2005)

Externally funded research grants information

Research project grant INTAS 06-1000013-9357;

Published patents

Patent 1217633.5 “TARGETING CELL NUCLEI FOR THE AUTOMATION OF RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY IN CYTOLOGY”, Timestamp of Receipt 02 October 2012, 20:41:25 (BST) Digest of Submission 20:25:58:67:01:F1:23:1B:6A:4C:EB:0A:45:59:AF :92:B2:A9:FC:11

Case studies

The first online image recognition technology platform for screening of skin abnormality and skin cancer. MoleTest (UK) Ltd, Bournemouth, UK (2010 – 2011) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moletest

ORCID number


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