Academic Positions

  • Present 2014

    Lecturer in Computer Science

    University of Southampton, Electronics and Computer Science

  • 2013 2009

    Senior Research Fellow

    University of Southampton, Electronics and Computer Science

  • 2005 2009

    Research Fellow

    University of Southampton, Electronics and Computer Science

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2006

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

    University of Southampton

  • BEng.2002

    Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering (Systems)

    University of Southampton

Honours and Awards

  • July 2014
    Vice Chancellors Award
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    Over a period of 6 months in 2013, I co-led a team of staff and students building Erica the Rhino. Erica was part of a public art display located around Southampton city centre for a period of 14 weeks over the summer of 2013. During the exhibition Erica interacted with hundreds of members of the public, and we ran regular workshops for children which demonstrated how Erica worked internally. In 2014, our outreach work centred around Erica was recognised by a Southampton University Vice Chancellor's award.
  • June 2014
    National Public Engagement Award Runner-up
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    Over a period of 6 months in 2013, I co-led a team of staff and students building Erica the Rhino. Erica was part of a public art display located around Southampton city centre for a period of 14 weeks over the summer of 2013. During the exhibition Erica interacted with hundreds of members of the public, and we ran regular workshops for children which demonstrated how Erica worked internally. In 2014, our work on Erica was recognised with as runner-up in the National co-ordinating centre for public engagement's 2014 Engage awards.
  • May 2014
    Southampton University Students Union Excellence in Teaching Award
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    In May 2014 I was the faculty winner of the 2014 Southampton University Students Union Excellence in Teaching Awards in the innovative teaching category (for an innovative approach to teaching Computer Vision using heavily interactive slides built with our OpenIMAJ software). I was additionally nominated in the outstanding lecturer category.
  • November 2011
    ACM Multimedia Open Source Software Competition Winner
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    In November 2011 my colleagues and I won the prestigious ACM Multimedia Open Source Software Competition with our OpenIMAJ and ImageTerrier software. OpenIMAJ is a set of software libraries for scalable multimedia analysis and computer vision that lies underneath all my research, and is additionally used in teaching at Southampton.
  • October 2009
    ISWC 2009 Linked-data-a-thon Winner
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    Whilst at the 2011 International Semantic Web Conference in northern Virginia, I took part in the Linked-data-a-thon competition and built novel web search system that used semantic web technologies and linked data to diversify search results. The system was designed and built in under 48 hours and was awarded the second place prize.