James Thewlis

James Thewlis – Objects from Motion

The AIMS CDT has given me the opportunity to learn a broad range of topics in the first year and then develop my ideas into a solid research project.

My thesis, supervised by Andrea Vedaldi in the Visual Geometry Group, deals with the problem of finding useful representations of objects, such as faces and cats, learning automatically from motion rather than using expensive manual annotations. I am very grateful for the support the AIMS CDT has given me throughout my studies, including funding that has allowed me to present my work at international conferences.

My future plans include a project working with Facebook AI Research (FAIR), and I am also thinking about some startup ideas.