I am a Research Scientist at Google.
Matthew Brown was a Reader (Associate Professor) at the University of Bath (2011-2015). He holds an MEng in Electrical and Information Sciences (Cambridge, 2000) and a PhD in Computer Science (UBC, 2005). Prior to joining Bath he was a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL (2009-2011), UBC (2008-2009) and Microsoft Research (2006-2007).
His research interests are in Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Environmental Informatics. Recent research projects include learning low-level visual representations, recognition and reconstruction in photo collections, and building energy modelling.
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- Deep Learning of Depth and Ego Motion Cameras and dense depth from video.
- Video Segmentation in Dynamic Scenes Learning motion features for hierarchical video segmentation.
- RGB-NIR Imaging for Scene Recognition Silicon's natural NIR sensitivity improves visual scene recognition.
- Building Energy Informatics. Data-driven modelling and prediction of building energy usage.
- Learning Local Image
Descriptors. Learn optimal features from training data. See also our online patch data.
- Minimal Solutions for Panoramic Stitching. 2-point and 3-point algorithms for rotational homographies.
- City-Scale Location Recognition. Image recognition for large geotagged datasets.
- 3D Object Recognition and Reconstruction. Fully automatic structure and motion for unordered image sets.
- Multi-Image Matching using Multi-Scale Oriented Patches (MOPS). Minimalist local feature matching.
- AUTOSTITCH. The first fully automatic 2D image stitcher. Try the free demo for Windows or Mac OSX.
- Interactive Image Segmentation using a GMMRF model. Image matting and compositing using statistical models of texture.
I was CTO of Cloudburst Research Inc from 2009-2015. Cloudburst developed mobile versions of AutoStitch for iPhone, iPad and Android.
My work on panoramic stitching appears in several commercial products, including Autopano Pro, Calico Panorama and Serif Panorama Plus.
I have also contributed to several Microsoft products including Photosynth and MSR Image Composite Editor.
- Chicago Sun. "iPhone camera apps that will bring out your best photographer". July 14 2011.
- LA Times. "A top five of photo apps for the iPhone". July 13 2011.
- New York Times. AutoStitch iPhone: "Magically analyzes the resulting shots and combines them, beautifully". 27th April 2011.
- USA Today "Get more from your smart phone's camera". July 1 2010
- CNN. Watch Bill Gates demo the Microsoft image stitcher on CNN news here (wmv 14Mb). I worked on this project as an intern at MSR.
- New Scientist. "The Whole Shooting Match". Short article on the Autostitch panorama stitcher. 18th October 2003, page 25.
- Forbes. "Student Develops Software for Digital Panoramas". 2nd October 2003
- I enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing and biking in the mountains of British Columbia, Washington, the Alps and beyond.