I am very fortunate to work with a fantastic research group, both within Bath and beyond, including the Visual Computing and Artifical Intelligence groups within Computer Science at Bath.
I am the director of the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA) that researches and applies visual computing and machine learning technology in the fields of Entertainment, Health and Sports Science.
I am also co-director of the new Centre for Mathematics and Algorithms for Data, an inter-disciplinary group between Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science that studies, in particular, the theoretical underpinnings of Machine Learning and Data Science.
I am the director of research and lead one of the pathfinders for the exciting MyWorld project; this is a £46 million creative hub across the Bath and Bristol region funded by UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) and an alliance of more than 30 industry and academic partners. The goal is to create a creative media powerhouse in the South West; the initiative invovles a collaboration between the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Bath Spa University and the University of the West of England, and will develop major new research and development (R&D) facilities and connect regional and national partners with global tech giants. We will be working on new capture technology (e.g. 3D/4D capture of actors and real locations) for next generation media production (e.g. virtual production).
I am a supervisor for several centres for doctoral training including the Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE), the CDT in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI) and the CDT in Statistical Applied Mathematics (SAMBa).
We have a close collaboration with Carl Henrik Ek at the University of Cambridge and we co-supervise a number of PhD students between Bath, Cambridge and beyond.
We have a long running collaboration with Ivor Simpson, at the University of Sussex, and Sara Vicente, at Niantic Labs, working on structured uncertainty models and their applications to a range of tasks.
We collaborate with Tony Shardlow and Matthias Ehrhardt in the Department of Mathematical Sciences on generative models of shape and inverse problems. We work on machine learning with medical imagaing applications with Richard Bowman at the University of Glasgow and Pietro Cicuta at the Cavendish Laboratory working on the optical microscopy, via the Open Flexure Microscope, as well as working with William Tillett on Arthritis at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases.
In addition, we have long-term collaborations with Prof. Gabriel Brostow and Prof. Lourdes Agapito at University College London where I am an Honorary Associate Professor.
PhD and EngD Students
Technical University of Munich and Siemens AG
Working on Bayesian nonparametric models and their application to reinforcement learning and industrial problems
(with Carl Henrik Ek)website