LondonCV: 3nd Meet

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One Alfred Place

1 Alfred Place · London WC1E 7EB

How to find us

Nearest tube, Goodge St or Tottenham Ct Rd. Come up to 2nd floor.

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Speaker 1: Prof. Lourdes Agapito - Professor of 3D Vision, UCL; co-founder of Synthesia

*Capturing vivid 3D models of the world in motion from video*

As humans we take the ability to perceive the dynamic world around us in three dimensions for granted. From an early age we can grasp an object by adapting our fingers to its 3D shape; we can understand our mother’s feelings by interpreting her facial expressions; or we can effortlessly navigate through a busy street. All of these tasks require some internal 3D representation of shape, deformations and motion.

Building algorithms that can emulate this level of human 3D perception has proved to be an extremely hard task. In this talk I will show progress from our early systems which captured sparse 3D models with primitive representations of deformation towards our most recent algorithms which can capture every fold and detail of hands or faces in 3D using as input video sequences taken with a single consumer camera. There is now great short-term potential for commercial uptake of this technology, and I will show applications to robotics and to AI-driven video synthesis.


Speaker 2: Dr. Timor Kadir - Founder, Optellum

*What Machine Learning and AI can do for Healthcare*

Abstract: There is a great deal of excitement and controversy in the potential of machine learning and artificial intelligence applied to healthcare. Will ML/AI cure cancer? Will it replace doctors? In this talk, I'll discuss some of the real world applications of such technologies and go into some depth on two particular areas: stratification of patients with possible lung cancer and management of patients with chronic back pain. Both will be based around medical imaging and I'll discuss what ML/AI can provide beyond what has been possible to date and its impact on the role of clinicians.

Bio: Timor Kadir graduated with an MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Surrey University in 1996 and studied for a DPhil at University of Oxford under Sir Michael Brady. He joined CTI/Siemens as a Research Scientist working on computer vision software and in 2009, during a management buy-out, Timor became CTO for Mirada Medical. Most recently, he founded Optellum, a company delivering machine learning based clinical risk stratification. He is currently the CTO of Optellum and visiting fellow at Oxford. He’s published a reasonable number of papers, filed a bunch of patents and his h-index isn’t bad either.


Location: One Alfred Place ( - 2nd Floor / WC1E 7EB

18:00: Doors open

19:00 - 19:45: 1st talk

20:00 - 20:45: 2nd talk

23:00: Close

A limited amount of pizza and beer will be provided on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis - and food will be available to order on the day.

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