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Andrew Fitzgibbon

Phone (cell): +44 7712 579 332
Phone (office, voicemail arrives by email): +44 1223 479 899
Email: awf at microsoft dot com
Address: Microsoft Research Ltd, 21 Station Rd,Cambridge CB1 2FB, England

Andrew Fitzgibbon is a principal researcher in the computer vision group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. He is best known for his work on 3D vision, having been a core contributor to the Emmy-award-winning 3D camera tracker "boujou" ( and Kinect for Xbox 360, but his interests are broad, spanning computer vision, graphics, machine learning, and even a little neuroscience. He has published numerous highly-cited papers, and received many awards for his work, including nine "best paper" prizes, the Silver medal of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the BCS Roger Needham award. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the British Computer Society, and the International Association for Pattern Recognition. Before joining Microsoft in 2005, he was a Royal Society University Research Fellow at Oxford University, having previously studied at Edinburgh University, Heriot-Watt University, and University College, Cork.

News about the RAEng Silver medal from MSR.

Fabio Viola [2012], Oliver Woodford [2009], Mukta Prasad [2009],
Aeron Buchanan [2007], Ram Navaratnam [2007], Nick Apostoloff [2007],
David Claus [2006], Jamie Paterson [2005]


2d3 is a company that makes software for the visual effects industry based on the work I did at Oxford. We won an Emmy award in 2002 for the automatic camera tracker boujou.

Boujou helps 3D animators to glue special effects to a live-action background. Just by studying a sequence of images, it can compute the 3D motion of the camera that took the sequence. Knowing the 3D camera motion lets animators insert 3D objects into the scene without needing to use virtual stop-motion techniques to cope with a moving camera.

It has been used in pretty much every major effects movie and TV series since April 2001, including "Lord of the Rings", "Harry Potter", and even movies with less visible effects such as "Bridget Jones's Diary".

My publication list is best viewed on DBLP.


My PhD is from Edinburgh University, Department of Artificial Intelligence and my undergraduate degree (Maths and Computer Science) from Ireland at University College, Cork. CV

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