Meet #5 - John Redford, FiveAI & Dr. Stefanos Zafeiriou

Posted the 1st of August, 2018

We are delighted to announce the fifth London Computer Vision meetup which will take place Wednesday the 26th of September at 6pm.

Location: TBA

18:00: Doors open
19:00 - 19:45: 1st talk
20:00 - 20:45: 2nd talk
23:00: Close

A limited amount of pizza and beer will be provided on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis - and food will be available to order on the day.

Remember to sign up here.

Speaker 1: John Redford, FiveAI

Title: TBA

Abstract: John Redford serves as Vice President of Architecture and Scene Engineering at FiveAI (, the Cambridge based company aiming to deliver a fully autonomous shared transport service for Europe’s cities. Previously, John served as Technical Director of Assentic Ltd; he co-founded and was VP Software at Element 14 Inc, a DSL chipset company bought by Broadcom in 2000 for $640M; and he served as the Chief Technology Officer at Acorn Computers. John holds an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

Speaker 2: Stefanos Zafeiriou, Reader at Imperial College London

Title: TBA

Abstract: Stefanos P. Zafeiriou (M’09) is currently a Reader in Machine Learning and Computer Vision with the Department of Computing, Imperial College London, London, U.K, and a Distinguishing Research Fellow with University of Oulu under Finish Distinguishing Professor Programme. He was a recipient of the Prestigious Junior Research Fellowships from Imperial College London in 2011 to start his own independent research group. He was the recipient of the President's Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision for 2016. He has received various awards during his doctoral and post-doctoral studies. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and Computer Vision and Image Understanding journal. In the past he held editorship positions in IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics the Image and Vision Computing Journal. He has been a Guest Editor of over six journal special issues and co-organised over 13 workshops/special sessions on specialised computer vision topics in top venues, such as CVPR/FG/ICCV/ECCV (including three very successfully challenges run in ICCV’13, ICCV’15 and CVPR'17 on facial landmark localisation/tracking). He has co-authored over 55 journal papers mainly on novel statistical machine learning methodologies applied to computer vision problems, such as 2-D/3-D face analysis, deformable object fitting and tracking, shape from shading, and human behaviour analysis, published in the most prestigious journals in his field of research, such as the IEEE T-PAMI, the International Journal of Computer Vision, the IEEE T-IP, the IEEE T-NNLS, the IEEE T-VCG, and the IEEE T-IFS, and many papers in top conferences, such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICML. His students are frequent recipients of very prestigious and highly competitive fellowships, such as the Google Fellowship x2, the Intel Fellowship, and the Qualcomm Fellowship x3. He has more than 4500 citations to his work, h-index 36. He is the General Chair of BMVC 2017.

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