Mr Matthew McGuigan
I am a Glaswegian postgraduate research student undertaking a PhD in the Development of new, automated methods in image processing for photogrammetry RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging). Through studying Physics and Astronomy in my BSc at the University of Glasgow, I found the computational imaging techniques used in astronomy very interesting. This led me on to study Sensor and Imaging Systems in my MSc at the University of Edinburgh, where I spent my industrial project placement developing an Application of Virtual Reality to display 3D Medical Retinal Data, which proved to be a very interesting and fun project. My PhD project using RTI aims to enhance and expand existing RTI methods by developing and utilizing innovative techniques such as machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches. I felt particularly attracted to this project because all of the aspects involved have always been of great interest to me.