Stuart Golodetz is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the University of Oxford’s Cyber Physical Systems group. He was previously the Director of FiveAI’s Oxford Research Group from 2018-20. He obtained his DPhil in Computer Science in 2011, working on 3D image segmentation and feature identification. He then spent two years in industry, working for SunGard in the area of credit risk management and for Semmle in the areas of logic programming and software analytics. After returning to academia in 2013, he spent a year working for the Smart Specs project of Dr. Stephen Hicks in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and then four years in the Department of Engineering Science’s Torr Vision Group, before moving to FiveAI in 2018. His areas of interest include computer vision, SLAM, medical image analysis, computer games development and the intricacies of different programming languages, especially C++. He taught Computer Science as a Stipendiary Lecturer at Hertford College from 2014 to 2017. He is a member of the Association of C and C++ Users (ACCU), for whose magazines he has written a variety of articles, and also of Oxford Model Flying Club (OMFC).

Professional Activities


  • 01/10/17 — Present: Co-supervisor on a research agreement with Toyota Research Institute (TRI) for a project entitled Instance-Level Segmentation on Videos (PI: Philip H S Torr), £150,000. This funding supports a PhD student in Torr Vision Group.
  • 01/08/15 — 30/09/15: Named presenter on EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Support for Tech Demonstration at SIGGRAPH (PI: Philip H S Torr), £11,720. This grant provided travel, accommodation and equipment costs for our demo at SIGGRAPH 2015.


  • 2018: Best Paper Runner-Up, ACML 2018.
  • 2015: Robot Vision Best Paper Award – Finalist, ICRA 2015.
  • 2014: Finalist in the SIGGRAPH 2014 Augmented/Virtual Reality Contest.
  • 2014: Member of the Google Impact Challenge UK 2014 People’s Choice Winning Team.
  • 2009: Best Paper Award in Telemedicine and e-Health Section, HSI 2009.
  • 2008: Professor Yasuhiko Dote Award for Best Workshop Paper, CSTST 2008.
  • 2006: EPSRC Doctoral Training Award (3.5 years of funding for DPhil).
  • 2006: Honorary Senior Scholarship, New College, Oxford.
  • 2006: Hoare Prize for highest mark in Final Honours School of Computer Science.
  • 2004: Undergraduate Scholarship, New College, Oxford.
  • 2004: Karen Thornton Memorial Prize, New College, Oxford.
  • 1998: Morley Entrance Scholarship, Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood.

Media Coverage

  • 26/12/15: SemanticPaint featured on BBC Click (best bits of 2015).
  • 01/10/15: Interviewed on BBC Click about our SemanticPaint software.
  • 26/09/15: SemanticPaint featured on BBC Click.
  • 08/08/14: Interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford about our success in the Google Impact Challenge.
  • 25/07/14: Interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford about our group’s Smart Glasses.

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