Philip Torr did his PhD (DPhil) at the Robotics Research Group of the University of Oxford under Professor David
Murray of the Active Vision
Group. He worked for another three years at
Philip Torr won several awards including the Marr prize (the highest honour in vision) in 1998. He is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder. Recently he together with member of his group have won several other awards including most recently an honorary mention at the NIPS 2007 conference for the paper P. Kumar, V. Kolmorgorov, and P.H.S. Torr, An Analysis of Convex Relaxations for MAP Estimation, In NIPS 21, Neural Information Processing Conference, 2007, and (oral) Best Paper at Conference for O. Woodford, P.H.S. Torr, I. Reid, and A.W. Fitzgibbon, Global Stereo Reconstruction under Second Order Smoothness Priors, In Proceedings IEEE Conference of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2008 . More recently he has been awarded best science paper at BMVC 2010 and ECCV 2010.
He was involved in the algorithm design for Boujou (for which he
receives royalties, along with Paul
Beardsley, Andrew Fitzgibbon
Zisserman) released by 2D3. Boujou has won a clutch
of industry awards, including Computer Graphics World Innovation Award, IABM
Peter Wayne Award, and CATS Award for Innovation, and a technical EMMY,
here is a picture of the EMMY.
He continues to work closely with this
Boujou is already in use
in many of the premier film and video post-production “houses” in
Current commercial work involves some new Vicon technology about to be released and some work that has found its way into a new Sony PS3 game.
He is on the editorial board of
ACM Computers and Entertainment (sharing this honour with Roy E Disney!),
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (IEEE PAMI); Ranked #5 among 205 computer science titles in the latest Journal Citation Reports!
Journal of Image and Vision Computing.