Starting in 2019 as a Researcher (Assistant Professor) in Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Cultural Heritage following a Postdoctoral Researcher position at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) working on 3D scene understanding with Dr Alessio Del Bue. Prior to which Stuart worked at University College London (UCL) as a Research Associate working with Prof. Tim Weyrich working on 3D reconstruction of large relief art. While at the University of Surrey he worked as a Research Fellow working on Charting the Digital Lifespan – a big social data classification task through the fusion of social image and comments while exploring the social implications.
Stuart’s PhD completed in 2015, also at the University of Surrey, explored how Visual Narratives (Free-Hand sketched storyboards) can be used for Video Retrieval and Synthesis. Contributions involved approaches for Sketch-based Video retrieval and Dance Choreography Synthesis. He also holds a BSc in Computer Science with Games development from the University of Hull.
During 2013 he visited INESC-ID (IST), Portugal for an internship. The research project looked at expanding prior work and integrating the user into the process of choreographic video synthesis. This work focused on Human Computer Interaction developed and interactive process.
During his PhD and Post-doc positions at University of Surrey and UCL, Stuart has enthusiastically engaged with students through teaching opportunities. By working as a lab assistant or marking student work. He has assisted in Computer Vision, Robotics, Research Methods and Programming (C, C++) modules.
Stuart is a member of several professional bodies including ACM, IEEE, BCS; additionally part of specialist groups in research related fields. Stuart regularly peer reviewers for: BMVC, ICIAP, GCH conferences and workshops. As well as the Computers & Graphics and IEEE Transaction on MultiMedia journals.
Additionally, Stuart has worked at JCS Technology for over ten years as IT Manager. Organising the lab infrastructure and services while making informed purchasing decisions. This experience has broadened Stuart’s interaction with industrial technologies and given an understanding which inturn has been used to guide research infrastructure.
Visual scene understanding through geometrywith Dr Alessio Del Bue (IIT)
How we can sketch in Virtual Environmentswith Prof. Anthony Steed (UCL)
This year I’m very excited to be organising the workshop VISART IV with several other great chairs: - Alessio Del Bue, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT); - Leonardo Impett, EPFL & Biblioteca Hertziana, Max Planck for Art History; - Peter Hall, University of Bath; - Joao Paulo Costeira, ISR, Instituto Superior Técnico; - Peter Bell, Friedrichs-Alexander University Nüremberg.
We hope that this year pushes harder the collaboration between Computer Vision, Digital Humanities and Art History. With aims to generate some fantastic new partnerships to be published at this workshop and future ones.
The further bonding is...
Moved to Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Became Honorary Research Associate at UCL
‘Texture Stationarization: Turning Photos into Tileable Textures’ accpeted to Eurographics’17
Paper ‘Evolutionary Data Purification for Social Media Classification’ accpeted to ICPR’16
Attended Rank Prize Symposium on Computer Vision and Video Effects
Graduated as Doctor of Philosophy
Presented poster at SketchX ‘Towards Sketched Visual Narratives for Retrieval’
Moved to UCL to work with Professor Tim Weyrich
Successfully defended PhD Thesis
Accepted at ACCV'18 in Perth, Australia.
Drop me an email if you are interested in my research or have any questions!