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Will Smith

Reader in Computer Vision
RAEng/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow

CVPR group

Dept. Computer Science

University of York

About me

I am a Reader (Associate Professor++) in the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) research group in the Department of Computer Science, University of York. I am also currently a Royal Academy of Engineering/The Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow. I am an Associate Editor of the journal Pattern Recognition.

My research interests span vision, graphics and ML. Specifically, physics-based and 3D computer vision, shape and appearance modelling and the application of statistics and machine learning to these areas. The application areas in which I most commonly work are face/body analysis and synthesis, surveying and mapping, object capture and inverse rendering. A wide variety of tools and areas of maths are often useful in my research such as: convex optimisation, nonlinear optimisation, manifold learning, learning/optimisation on manifolds, computational geometry and low level computer vision (e.g. features and correspondence). I lead a team of five PhD students and one postdoc. I have published over 100 papers, many in the top conferences and journals in the field.

Interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Graphics
  • Machine Learning

Education

  • PhD in Computer Vision, 2007

    University of York

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2002

    University of York

Meet the Team

Postdocs

PhD Students

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Ye Yu

PhD Student in Computer Vision

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Sarah Alotaibi

PhD Student in Computer Vision

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Dizhong Zhu

PhD Student in Computer Vision

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Benjamin Tsui

PhD Student (cosupervised with Gavin Kearney)

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Bruce Muller

PhD Student in Computer Vision

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Tatsuro Koizumi

PhD Student in Computer Vision

Alumni

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Hang Dai

Research Associate

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Chao Zhang

Computer Vision Researcher

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Anil Bas

Research Associate

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Arnaud Dessein

Product Manager & Data Scientist

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Hao Guan

Senior Computer Vision Researcher

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Abhishek Dutta

Research Software Engineer

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Ankur Patel

Senior Director Data Science

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Oswald Aldrian

3D Software Developer

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Rui Huang

Lecturer

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Supannee Tanathong

Computer Vision Research Engineer

Projects

Senior Research Fellowship

Model-based computer vision meets deep learning

Google Daydream

Modelling the human head and eyes for VR/AR eye wearables

LEAPP

Leverhulme-funded Archival Polar Photography

Recent & Upcoming Talks

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CAMERA Expert Speaker Series

What can vision and graphics learn from physics?

CVMP 2017 Keynote

Modelling is dead…long live modelling!

Keynote speaker, ICCV 2017 workshop

What Does 2D Geometric Information Really Tell Us About 3D Face Shape?

ECCV 2016 Spotlight Presentation

Linear depth estimation from an uncalibrated, monocular polarisation image

Service to the Community

 
 
 
 
 

General Chair

CVMP 2019

2019 – 2019
 
 
 
 
 

Associate Editor

Pattern Recognition

2019 – Present
 
 
 
 
 

Area Chair

BMVC

2017 – Present
 
 
 
 
 

Reviewer

CVPR/ICCV/ECCV

2008 – Present

Contact

  • william.smith@york.ac.uk
  • 01904 325575
  • Department of Computer Science, Deramore Lane, York, YO10 5GH, United Kingdom
  • Enter CS reception, take the stairs to Office CSE/141 on first floor
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 17:00
    Thursday 09:00 to 17:00