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Toby Sharp

Toby Sharp

Toby Sharp is a Principal Research Software Development Engineer in the Machine Learning and Perception group at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, where he has worked since 2005. He has transferred several research projects into Microsoft technologies and products, and has contributed computer vision components to Microsoft’s Kinect, Office and LifeCam software. His other work includes computer graphics, image editing and GPU programming. He holds a BSc in Mathematics (1st) from the University of York.

Prior to joining Microsoft, he developed consumer photo and video editing software for Serif in the UK. In 2010 he received the Excellence in Design award from RSNA for real-time virtual colonoscopy software. In 2011 he and colleagues received the Best Paper prize at CVPR and the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for the machine learning contribution to Kinect’s body tracking.

Toby is a Senior Member of the IEEE.



    • Toby Sharp, Cem Keskin, Duncan Robertson, Jonathan Taylor, Jamie Shotton, David Kim, Christoph Rhemann, Ido Leichter, Alon Vinnikov, Yichen Wei, Daniel Freedman, Pushmeet Kohli, Eyal Krupka, Andrew Fitzgibbon, and Shahram Izadi, Accurate, Robust, and Flexible Real-time Hand Tracking, CHI, April 2015.


    • Abner Guzman-Rivera, Pushmeet Kohli, Ben Glocker, Jamie Shotton, Toby Sharp, Andrew Fitzgibbon, and Shahram Izadi, Multi-Output Learning for Camera Relocalization, in CVPR, IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, June 2014.