Professor Andrew Blake
Andrew Blake, PhD, FREng, FRS, is a pioneer in the development of the theory and algorithms that make it possible for computers to behave as seeing machines.
His interests are primarily in image processing and segmentation as optimisation, on visual tracking as probabilistic inference, and on real-time, 3D vision.
Professor Blake has been Director of Microsoft Research in Europe (2010-15), inaugural Director of the Alan Turing Institute (2015-18), and Chair of Samsung AI in Cambridge (2018-22). Currently he is a consultant in Artificial Intelligence: Scientific Adviser to the FiveAI autonomous driving company, recently acquired by Bosch, and Chief Scientific Adviser at Mantle Labs. Recently he has been consulting for Samsung, Siemens and the UK Stock Exchange.
- For Professor Blake’s publications in AI vision and robotics, see here.
- IEEE David Marr Prize (jointly with K. Toyama), 2001
- Fellow of the Royal Society, 2005
- MacRobert Gold Medal of the Royal Academy of Engineering, 2011
- BCS Lovelace Medal and Lecture in Computing, 2017