I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in 3D Computer Vision in the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey, UK. I received the MEng degree (first class honours) with specialisation in robotics from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France, in 2001, and the PhD degree in image-based object reconstruction from the University of Surrey in 2005. In 2012, I received the University of Surrey’s Researcher of the Year award from the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
My research focuses on developing novel techniques for image/video-based scene modelling with an emphasis on modelling complex dynamic scenes such as outdoor scenes or scenes with complex surface reflectance properties (e.g. glossy materials). This research resulted in the introduction of robust methods for outdoor scene modelling from a small number of cameras and novel algorithms for the reconstruction of scenes with arbitrary unknown reflectance properties.
I am currently involved in several collaborative projects researching novel approaches for video-based scene modelling and analysis and their application in the creative industry. I have worked in collaboration with major companies from the creative industry sector (BBC, Double Negative, Framestore, The Foundry, Filmlight).
I am a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Member of the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). I regularly serve on the programme committees of major computer vision conferences such as ICCV, CVPR, ECCV, BMVC and 3DV.