Tomas Pfister


I am a blend of entrepreneur / CTO / engineering lead / researcher / consultant (in big data - machine learning / computer vision / deep learning). I like to focus on moonshots: coming up with radical solutions for really big problems using breakthrough technology that might just-about make that solution possible.

I am in my final stages of a PhD (with Prof Andrew Zisserman at University of Oxford). Before coming to Oxford I was interning with Google in Mountain View, CA. I did my undergraduate in Computer Science at University of Cambridge.

During my national service, I started pioneering computer vision research into recognising facial micro-expressions (very short facial expressions that can be used for lie detection), resulting in a patent and lots of press. At Oxford I work on human pose estimation in videos, deep learning and automatic sign language translation.