Professor Adrian Hilton is Distinguished Professor of Computer Vision, Head of the Visual Media Research Lab (V-Lab), and Director of the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey. CVSSP is one of the largest UK research groups in Audio-Visual Machine Perception with 170 researchers and a grant portfolio in excess of £25M. CVSSP research spans audio and video processing, computer vision, machine learning, spatial audio, 3D/4D video, medical image analysis and multimedia communication systems with strong industry collaboration. The centre has an outstanding track-record of pioneering research leading to successful technology transfer with UK industry.
The goal of Adrian’s research is to develop seeing machines with the visual sense to understand and model dynamic real-world scenes. His research is pioneering the next generation of 4D computer vision, capable of sensing both 3D shape and motion, to enable seeing machines that can understand and model dynamic scenes. Recent research introduced 4D vision for analysis in sports, for instance, measurement of football players from live TV cameras. This technology has been used by the BBC in sports commentary to visualise the action from novel directions, such as the referee or goalkeepers view.
Professor Hilton have successfully commercialised technologies for 3D and 4D shape capture exploited in entertainment, manufacture & health, receiving two EU IST Innovation Prizes, a Manufacturing Industry Achievement Award, and a Royal Society RS Industry Fellowship with Framestore on Digital Doubles for Film (2008-11). I am a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder in 4D Vision (2013-18) and is currently PI on the S3A Programme Grant in Future Spatial Audio at Home combining audio and vision expertise and InnovateUK project ALIVE, led by The Foundry, developing tools for 360 video reconstruction and editing.