Researcher (Assistant Professor) in Computer Vision at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). Stuart's research focus is on Visual Reasoning to understand the layout of visual content from Iconography (e.g. Sketches) to 3D Scene understanding and their implications on methods of interaction. He is a PI on the MEMEX RIA EU H2020 project for increasing social inclusion with Cultural Heritage and Co-PI on the RePAIR EU FET H2020 project for the reconstruction of frescoes. Stuart has previously held PostDoc positions at IIT, University College London (UCL) and the University of Surrey. Also, at the University of Surrey, Stuart was awarded his PhD on visual information retrieval for sketches. Stuart continues to hold an honorary position at UCL and UCL Digital Humanities. He also regularly organises workshops and conferences, most recently the Vision for Art (VISART) Workshop at ECCV'20 and British Machine Conference (BMVC) 2021.
My research activities fit broadly into Spatial Reasoning — how we can reason about the layout of objects in space in both 2D and 3D to provide insight or retrieve relevant information. My research has a keen interest on varied data types including those from the Humanities such as Art and Cultural Heritage.
We recently published three videos on the pilot locations, Paris, Barcelona and Spain, of the MEMEX Project. This challenging collaboration effort came together during the second wave of COVID so a massive effort was needed by the Michael Culture Association, NOHO Limited, Fundacio Interarts per a la Cooperacio Cultural Internacional (InterArts), Mapas das Ideias and Dédale.
Organising VISART VI: Vision for Art
Affiliated to Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI/LARSyS)
New EU project - RePAIR
Program Chair at BMVC’21
Organising VISART V: Vision for Art
Rejoined Visual Geometry and Modelling Lab of IIT
Researcher (Assist. Prof) in Cultural Heritage in IIT
Moved to Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Became Honorary Research Associate at UCL
Invited to Rank Prize Symposium on Computer Vision and Video Effects
Graduated as Doctor of Philosophy
Research Associate at UCL with Prof. Tim Weyrich
Defended PhD Thesis
Accepted at International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2022) in Santa Cruz, USA.