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Stuart James

Researcher (Assist. Prof.) in Visual Geometry and Modelling

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Visual Geometry and Modelling


IIT Central Research Labs Genova


Venice, Italy
+39 010 2897 436
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Researcher (Assistant Professor) in Visual Geometry and Modelling at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). Stuart's research focus is on Visual Reasoning across Big Data problems with a particular interest in understanding layout and abstract concepts which challenge traditional algorithms. He has worked on Scene understanding, Visual Question and Answering, 3D Reconstruction, Texture Analysis, Social Media classification, Sketch-based Interaction and Retrieval and Domain Adaptation. Stuart became a Researcher following a Postdoctoral position also at IIT working on 3D scene understanding with Dr Alessio Del Bue. Previously Stuart was a Research Associate at University College London (UCL) working with Prof. Tim Weyrich. While at the University of Surrey Stuart completed his PhD and a Postdoctoral position with Dr John Collomosse. Stuart continues to hold an honorary position at UCL to this day and collaborates with researchers across universities and institutes.


Computer Vision Artificial Intelligence Information Retrieval Cultural Heritage Digital Humanities


  • 2019 Best Student Paper Award ICIAP for "re-OBJ:Jointly learning the foreground and background for object instance re-identification"
  • 2018 Best Paper Award IPAS for "Multi-view Aggregation for Color Naming with Shadow Detection and Removal
  • 2011 BMVA Summer School Poster Runner-up "Interactive Video Asset Retrieval using Sketched Queries"
  • 2006 Microsoft Imagine cup Software Design Challenge UK Top 10


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