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Philip Torr

Philip Torr

Professor Philip Torr FREng FRS


Elected: 2021


Professor Philip Torr gained his PhD (DPhil) at the University of Oxford. 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 later in Cambridge founding the vision side of the Machine Learning and Perception Group. He became a Professor in Computer Vision and Machine Learning at Oxford Brookes University. In 2013 Philip returned to the University of Oxford as full professor where he established the Torr Vision group. He is founder of several companies including Oxsight and AIstetic.

His research has been on computer vision, pioneering work in object recognition, and segmentation, 3D reconstruction, tracking and scene understanding, for which he has won several awards including the Marr prize (the highest honour in vision) in 1998.  His work has significantly influenced commercial applications of computer vision. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and is in receipt of the IAPR Fellow award.

Professional positions

Professor, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Computer sciences
    • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, vision
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