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I'm a Senior Lecturer in Computer Vision (Assoc. Prof.) at Surrey's Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), the UK's largest academic research group for Multi-modal Signal Processing. (Extended Bio)

I'm a Visiting Researcher in Deep Learning at Adobe Systems Imagination Lab, San Jose (CA).

My research fuses Computer Vision, Graphics and Machine Learning to tackle Big Data problems in visual media, with particular emphasis on post-production in the creative industries and intelligent algorithms for searching and rendering large visual media repositories.

I'm the Course Director for MSc in Computer Vision, Robotics and Machine Learning and the Deputy Director of Teaching for our undergraduate programmes, with particular responsibility for Y1/2.

I teach Image Processing and Deep Learning (EEEM010), and Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (EEE3032).


Recent Updates

  • Prize  Delighted to receive the University of Surrey's Annual Tony Jeans Inspirational Teaching Prize (voted by students).
  • Funding  EPSRC grant awarded (£1.06m, PI): Project TAPESTRY, on DLT/Deep Learning over Social Media for Identity Assurance.
  • Funding  InnovateUK grant awarded (£0.7m, PI Surrey): Project TOTAL CAPTURE, on next generation performance capture for VR/AR.
  • Talk   Keynote on Sketch based image and video retrieval at BMVA Sketch-X workshop (repeated as Whitehead Lecture, Goldsmiths).
  • Paper  ICCV 2015 paper and demo on Scalable Sketch based Image Retrieval (12m+ image search), in Santiago Chile. Demo available on Google Play!
  • Prize  Google/Youtube prize for best student paper awarded to Charles Gray at CVMP 2015, for work on Scalable Video Concept Detection, at London BFI.
  • Funding  InnovateUK SMART grant awarded on Video Anomoly Detection with Root6 (PI).
  • PhD  Congratulations to Stuart James, defended his PhD on Visual Narratives for Sketch based Search of Video.
  • Paper  SIGGRAPH 2015 presentation of our work on re-targetting animation from mo-cap skeletons to 4D performance capture, in LA.
  • Paper  Eurographics 2015 presentation our joint research with Adobe Systems on Comprehensible Video Thumbnails, in Zurich.
  • Talk   Keynote at G3: Galvanising Guildford Games, on Next-Gen Performance Capture and its impact to the Games industry.
  • PhD  Welcome to two new PhD students: Mat Trumble and Tu Bui working on deep learning for animation re-targetting and sketch based image retrieval.