Tomas Pfister

Research Scientist at Apple

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Tomas Pfister is a Research Scientist at Apple. He recently published Apple’s first deep learning paper that won the Best Paper Award at CVPR'17 and was featured in Apple's first ML blog. He is now a cofounder of Apple's new central ML research group. He works on GANs, unsupervised learning, and general deep learning. He did his PhD with Prof Andrew Zisserman at Oxford University VGG in deep learning; before that he studied Computer Science at Cambridge University. He is the recipient of over 25 research grants, has publications in many top venues (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, IJCV) and has received multiple research awards (best paper, best paper honorable mention & best poster awards at CVPR & BMVC). In addition to basic research, he has contributed to various applications, such as human pose estimation, facial expression and gesture recognition during his PhD, and many others at Apple; interned at Google; and consulted for various top deep learning startups in the Bay Area and beyond. His work has been frequently featured in popular media, e.g. [1] [2] [3].