From 2011 until 2016, I undertook a PhD supervised by Prof. Adrian Hilton (Surrey) and Prof. Graham Thomas (BBC R&D). My PhD introduced novel techniques to compactly represent multiple view video to allow efficient free-viewpoint rendering. In January 2013, I undertook a three month internship at BBC R&D in London. I gained hands on experience in the setup and operation of a multiple camera performance capture studio and integrated a novel rendering approach into an existing WebGL based renderer. In June 2015, I spent three months at the Institute of Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. During this time, I designed and developed a photogrammetry scanning cage using 100 raspberry pi’s that was used to rapidly generate photo-realistic 3D avatars.
In 2011, I obtained a masters degree (MEng) in Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey. During the course, I had the opportunity to spend a year working in industry for which I acquired a placement at Sony Broadcast and Professional Research Labs (BPRL), Basingstoke, UK. In the summer of 2010, I took on a three month summer placement at the Intelligent Systems Research centre at the University of Reading, UK during which I investigated how to explored the integration of speech recognition software into existing projects.
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