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I am a researcher at the University of Cambridge, UK. I am part of the Spoken Dialogue Systems group. Previously, I was a researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, in the machine learning and perception group. I obtained my Ph.D. in machine learning at MIT in 2002, and my M.S. degree at the MIT Media lab.

I develop probabilistic models that describe the structure of data, for example how the pattern of words in a normal email message differs from that of a spam message, or how the pixels in an image are arranged into objects.

Research interests



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Selected recent publications:


Temporal Textures

Indoor-Outdoor image classification: these images were collected by Kodak and unfortunately it has not been possible to release this data, other than a few samples.


I have had the privelege to recruit and mentor talented students, including


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