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 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".