Since October 2019 I hold an Imperial College Research Fellowship where my group is working on "Machine Learning for Light Field Capture and Rendering". Prior to this I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Dyson Robotics Lab. I did my PhD at the University of Oxford Department of Computer Science where I held an EPSRC scholarship. Before coming to the UK, I did my BSc and MSc in electrical engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Our world is inherently 3D, yet most of computer vision has (and is still) focussed on simple 2D tasks. I believe that any intelligent system that can robustly understand, interact and analyse the real world, will need to build and maintain native 3D representations that change and update over time. My research is currently focussed on building the necessary algorithmic frameworks to enable mobile devices to capture 3D digital twins of the world. To achieve this, I am interested in three main aspects:
My research has been applied in a number of application domains - from home robots, to mobile apps. Below are some examples of the capabilities that my reserach has enabled.