Meet the Innovators Under 35

Jamie Shotton, Microsoft Research

He gives computers new ways to see the world.

Jamie Shotton, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Jamie Shotton received a master's degree in computer science and a PhD in computer vision and machine learning for visual object recognition, both from the University of Cambridge. He joined Microsoft Research Cambridge (U.K.) in 2008, where he is now a principal researcher in the Machine Learning and Perception group. His research focuses on the intersection of vision, graphics, and machine learning, with particular interests including human pose and shape estimation, object recognition, gesture and action recognition, and medical imaging. In 2011, he received the Royal Academy of Engineering's gold medal MacRobert Award for his work on machine learning for body-part recognition for Microsoft Kinect, and he shared Microsoft's Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for 2012 with the Kinect engineering team.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.