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 work:

My main software development interests are in the Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and Medical Image Processing fields.

I have been working for Microsoft on a variety of Natural Language Processing projects, including domain classifiers and named entity taggers. In my free time, I wrote a Windows Phone app and shared in on the store called "Piano Teacher".
While at Tandent, I have been working on detecting and understanding illumination in images. My focus was 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. The New Scientist, Focus online (in German) and the University of Oxford wrote an article about my PhD work.

See the "Past projects" section for more information.

Important links:

Microsoft New England
Tandent Vision Science
Visual Geometry Group, Oxford

Last updated: May 2015