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Mr Matthew McGuigan

PhD Student


Telephone: 01392 725910

Extension: (Streatham) 5910

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Matthew was contacted to take part in a TV interview and asked to explain how to image a solar eclipse. See the interview here:

He is a postgraduate research student undertaking a PhD in the Development of new, automated methods in image processing for photogrammetry RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) with a focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence. Through studying Physics and Astronomy in his BSc at the University of Glasgow, he found the computational imaging techniques used in astronomy very interesting. This led him on to study Sensor and Imaging Systems in his MSc at the University of Edinburgh, where he spent his industrial project placement (at Optos plc) developing an Application of Virtual Reality to display 3D Medical Retinal Data, which proved to be a very interesting and fun project. His PhD project in RTI aims to enhance and expand existing imaging methods by developing and utilizing innovative machine learning and artificial intelligence methods. He felt particularly attracted to this project because it brings together elements of physics, optics and computer science.

Matthew was on the organising comittee for the first ever Space Exe Conference 2018 and Space Exe Conference 2019 ( which were a resounding success with speakers from the Met Office, various universities and various observatories.