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    United Kingdom

20002020

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Research Interests

Professor Robertson researches new underpinning machine learning methods for visual analytics and his principal research focus is activity recognition in real video. He started his career in the UK Scientific Civil Service with DERA (2000-2002) and QinetiQ (2002-2007) and was the 1851 Royal Commission Fellow at Oxford University (2003–2006).

His autonomous systems, defence and security research is extensive. Highlights include 5-year EPSRC Programmes UDRC Phase 2 (2012-2017) and 3 (2018-2023), and the EPSRC RAS CDT (2013-2018). He is regular contributor to the major computer vision and machine learning conferences including CVPR, ICCV and ECCV, as well as AAAI.

Neil is also a leader in technology innovation and is the technical co-founder of two vision companies which have attracted large investment. Through this work he collaborates closely with major technology organisations including Microsoft, Qualcomm and Bosch.

 

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Projects

Research Output

Ranked List Loss for Deep Metric Learning

Wang, X., Hua, Y., Kodirov, E., Hu, G., Garnier, R. & Robertson, N. M., 09 Jan 2020, IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2019): Proceedings. (IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition: Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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  • Semantic Alignment: Finding Semantically Consistent Ground-truth for Facial Landmark Detection

    Zhiwei, L., Hu, G., Zhu, X., Gao, H., Tang, M., Lei, Z., Robertson, N. & Wang, J., 09 Jan 2020, IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2019): Proceedings. IEEE , 10 p. (Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR): Proceedings).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    File
  • 14 Downloads (Pure)

    Attention-Based Two-Stream Convolutional Networks for Face Spoofing Detection

    Chen, H., Hu, G., Lei, Z., Chen, Y., Robertson, N. & Li, S., 17 Jun 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 540 Downloads (Pure)

    Deep Metric Learning by Online Soft Mining and Class-Aware Attention

    Wang, X., Hua, Y., Kodirov, E., Hu, G. & Robertson, N., 2019, AAAI-19: The Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Proceedings. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), p. 5361-5368 8 p. (AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    File
  • 29 Downloads (Pure)

    GAN-based Pose-aware Regulation for Video-based Person Re-identification

    Borgia, A., Hua, Y., Kodirov, E. & Robertson, N. M., 07 Mar 2019, WACV 2019: The IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision: Proceedings. 10 p. (IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV): Proceedings).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    File
  • 126 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    1851 Royal Commission Industrial Fellowship

    Neil Robertson (Recipient), 01 Apr 2003

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Best Paper Prize (IMA Conference)

    Rachael Abbott (Recipient), Jesus Martinez del Rincon (Recipient) & Neil Robertson (Recipient), 23 Nov 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Best Student Paper Prize (SPIE Conference)

    Iain Rodger (Recipient) & Neil Robertson (Recipient), 29 Sep 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • DSTL Wide-Area Motion Imagery Challenge

    Rolf H. Baxter (Recipient) & Neil Robertson (Recipient), 28 Feb 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Shortlisted for the RAEng MacRobert Award

    Neil Robertson (Recipient), 07 Mar 2019

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Activities

    ChaLearn Challenge and Workshop on "Fairness in Face Recognition"

    Neil Robertson (Organiser), Rama Chellappa (Organiser), Sergio Escalera (Organiser)
    23 Aug 202028 Aug 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    External Examiner of PhD, Queen Mary, University of London

    Neil Robertson (Examiner)
    17 Oct 2019

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    EPSRC-DSTL Theme Meeting on Deep Learning

    Neil Robertson (Chair)
    14 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Cattle Eye Ltd (External organisation)

    Neil Robertson (Board Member)
    Dec 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

    Qinetiq Ltd (External organisation)

    Neil Robertson (Member)
    06 Apr 2018

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee