Kieron Messer graduated from Royal Holloway University of London in 1993 with a Bachelour of Science degree in Physics. In the years 1995 and 1999 respectively, he completed a Master of Science degree in Machine Intelligence and a PhD in Image Database Retrieval whilst at the Centre for Speech and Signal Processing within the School of Electronics and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey in the UK. He is currently working at the CVSSP as a research fellow.
His main research interests and experience include applications of pattern recognition and image processing which include image/video database retrieval, automatic target recognition and personal identity verification. He has worked on many aspects of these technologies including feature extraction, feature selection, neural networks, classifier design and adaptive mixture modelling. He has worked in collaboration with industrial partners such as Shell, DERA (Defence Evaluation and Research Agency), Sony and the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).
In April 2001 he help set-up a company aimed at commercialising some of the technology researched within the University. The company is called OmniPerception and produces, amoungst other things, the worlds best face verification technology. He is currently the Research Director of OmniPerception but also still retains his position at the University of Surrey, supervising PhD and MSc research students.
Publications to date (many downloadable).