About me:

Hi, welcome to my webpage!

My name is Patrick, I have been with Microsoft since 2012 in a Senior Data Scientist and a Software Engineering role. 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 Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing projects, including object detection for Liebherr or Coca-Cola, domain classifiers and named entity taggers. In my free time, I wrote and published a Windows Phone app 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: September 2016