About me:

Hi, welcome to my webpage!

My name is Patrick, I am a Software Engineer at Microsoft in Boston. Until 2010, I was a PhD student and a member of the Visual Geometry Group at the University of Oxford. My supervisors were Prof. Andrew Zisserman, Dr. Mark Everingham and Prof. Sir Michael Brady.

Prior to my PhD studies, I spent an amazing year in Japan working for Asahi Kasei on visual drowsiness recognition. Furthermore, I was jointly funded by a Fulbright and German State scholarship to study for a year at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I received my Master's degree (German: Diplom) in Computer Science & Computer Engineering from the University of Mannheim, Germany.


My research:

My main R&D interests are in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Intrinsic Imaging, and Medical Image Processing. For the last couple of years, I have been working on detecting and understanding illumination in images. My focus has been on realistic out-door environments, where current Pattern Recognition algorithms perform badly due to strong lighting effects, or cast shadows.
My PhD was about the recognition of sign language in video sequences. The aim was to develop a classifier which can automatically learn and recognize Sign Language signs in continuous signing sequences, i.e. without separations between signs.

See the 'Research projects' section for more information.

Update: The New Scientist, Focus online (in German) and the University of Oxford wrote an article about my PhD work!

Important links:

Tandent Vision Science
PhD Research page

Visual Geometry Group, Oxford

Last updated: July 2013