"Art is long, and Time is fleeting" Longfellow (after Horace or Seneca).
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Classic version of vision group
Professor Philip H. S. Torr
Department of Computing
Important, please do not write to me asking for me to pay for internships, I occasionally will take self funded internships but none others, your emails will not be answered if you ask for me to fund internships, and you will be added to my spam list, barring you from future communication.
Professor Torr will program co-chair of ICCV 2013.
C. Russell, L. Ladick´y, P. Kohli and P.H.S. Torr. Graph Cut based Inference with Co-occurrence Statistics, In the Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on Computer Vision ,2010. (oral) ECCV Best Science Paper Prize
L. Ladick´y, P. Sturgess, C. Russell, S. Sengupta, Y. Bastanlar, W. Clocksin and P.H.S. Torr. Joint Optimisation for Object Class Segmentation and Dense Stereo Reconstruction , In Proceedings British Machine Vision Conference, 2010. (oral) BMVA Best Science Paper Prize.
Our industrial project with Vicon won the Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership in the UK 2009.
My first student to graduate at Oxford Brookes, Pushmeet Kolhi has been awarded the Sullivan Doctoral thesis prize 2007, and was one of two runners up for the CPHC/British Computer Society Distinguished Dissertation competition. My second student Pawan Kumar has been awarded the Sullivan Doctoral thesis prize 2009
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 (oral) Best Paper at Conference.
Honorary mention at the NIPS 2007 conference for 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.
P. Kumar, P.H.S. Torr, and A. Zisserman, An Invariant Large Margin Nearest Neighbour Classifier, Opto-Electronics Committee prize for best contributed paper at the Rank Prize Funds Mini Symposium. 2007.
Y. Sun, P. Kohli, M. Bray, and P.H.S. Torr, Using Strong Shape Priors for Stereo, In ICVGIP, 2006. IAPR Best paper award.
Recent work at SIGGRAPH with the University of Adelaide (A. Hengel, A. Dick, T. Thormahlen, B. Ward and P.H.S. Torr, VideoTrace: Rapid interactive scene modelling from video 2007) has been featured across much of the internet (slashdot, etc) see our website at VideoTrace.
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 Oxford as a research fellow, and is currently a Visiting Fellow in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, working closely with Prof. Zisserman and the Visual Geometry Group.
He left Oxford to work for six years as a research scientist for Microsoft Research, first in Redmond USA in the Vision Technology Group, then in Cambridge UK founding the vision side of the Machine learning and perception group. He is now a Professor in in Computer Vision and Machine Learning at Oxford Brookes University. He is a senior member of the IEEE. He is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder. He is program co-chair for ICCV 2013.
IEEE 1998 Marr Prize award for computer vision (bi annual award), for best paper at the International Conference of Computer Vision. The Marr prize is the most prestigious prize in this field. Students from my group (with me as co-author) have won prizes at IAPR ICVGIP (twice 2005, 2006), the Rank Prize symposia and Neural Information Processing (NIPS) 2007.
I am currently on the editorial board of:
Encyclopedia of Computer Vision (John Wiley and sons)
I would like to be an editor of, but have not been invited:
I have been on the editorial board of
I will be program Co-chair for Program chair of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) in 2013 in Sydney.
I am program co-chair for the Seventh Indian Conference on. Computer Vision, Graphics & Image Processing (ICVGIP) 2010.
I was program co-chair of 10th European Conference on Computer Vision to be held in Marseilles 2008.
Area chair CVPR 2007, the IEEE Conference Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition.
Program chair of the International Workshop on the Representation and Use of Prior Knowledge in Vision 2006.
Area Chair for the 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, which is the top computer vision conference, held in Beijing China.
Program chair of the British Machine Vision Conference in Oxford in, Sept 5th-8th 2005, (co-chair with A. Fitzgibbon and W. Clocksin) jointly at Oxford Brookes and New College, Oxford University.
Program for the Video Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2005.
Program chair organized (with Professor Mollon FRS) a Rank Mini Symposium on Machine Understanding of People and their Responses; 30th Jan-3rd Feb 2005, held at the Wordsworth Hotel in the Lake District. This event was sponsored by the Rank Prize Funds.
Program chair First International Workshop on use of Higher Level Knowledge in Vision. ISBN 0-7695-2049-9. IEEE Computer Society, Nice, France, 2003.
Program committee of IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision 2001, 2003, 2005, Program Committee for British Conf on Computer Vision 2002, Program Committee for European Conference on Computer Vision 1998, 2000, 2004, Program Committee for Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005. Program Committee for Asian Computer Vision Conference 2004, Vision Algorithms Workshop 1999, 3D Structure from Multiple Images of Large-Scale Environments, European Workshop SMILE'98, video Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2005. Neural Information Processing NIPS 2005, Asian Conference of Computer Vision ACCV 2005, EHuM: Evaluation of Articulated Human Motion and Pose Estimation (Workshop at NIPS 2006)Ehum 2007, Online Learning for Classification Workshop at CVPR 2007, Workshop on Interactive Computer Vision (WICV 2007), The 6th International Conference Energy Minimization Methods in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (EMMCVPR07).
Session Chair for most vision conferences: ICCV, ECCV, BMVC etc.
In the department there are around 30 research workers:. These include, in computer graphics, Professors David Duce and Bob Hopgood OBE (co-chairs of Eurographics 2003, 2006 conference), Professor M.K. Pidcock, world leader in Electrical Impedance Tomography, and in image processing and logic based programming, Professor William Clocksin (writer of the famous Programming in Prolog).
The 2008 RAE (Seven yearly research assessment exercise) gave the following assessment of computer science at Oxford Brookes:
Grade Point Average: 2.5
RF Quality Index: 44.4
What this means...
15% 4* (Quality that is world-leading in terms
of originality, significance and rigour)
35% 3* (Quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour but which nonetheless falls short of the highest standards of excellence.)
35% 2* (Quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour)
15% 1* (Quality that is recognised nationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour.)
As can be seen all research in computing is recognized as of being of national level and 85% is viewed as internationally significant, with of course 15% being viewed at the very cutting edge in the world.
Position of department within Oxford Brookes is a close 3rd best in University for research
Grade Point Average
History of Art 2.55
Computer Science 2.5
Fine Art 2.45
My Erdos number is…Philip Torr = 4 Bernhard Schölkopf = 3 John Shawe Taylor = 2 Godsil, David = 1 Paul Erdos = 0
That gives me an Erdos number of 4 (that's better than Six degrees of Separation, isn't it?). Which in turn proves I am above average :-) My Zisserman number is 1 ;-) other collaborators here (out of date) My Euler Number is 9
Anyway-Here's looking at Euclid...