About me

Tu Bui

I am currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey. I am interested in using machine learning and computer vision to learn compact representation of images/videos for applications in content-aware hashing and visual search.

In 2019, I received a PhD from the University of Surrey supervised by Prof. John Collomosse. My PhD introduced novel techniques to learn a joint embedding of images and sketches to allow efficient image search using free-hand sketches as the queries. During this time, I undertook an internship at the University of Sao Paulo, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, supervised under Prof. Moacir Ponti. My PhD viva was examined under Prof. Arnold Smeulders and Dr. Simon Hadfield.

In 2014, I obtained a BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering (first class) at the University of Surrey during which I spent a professional training year at Sony Digital Cinema.

I am a regular reviewer for top-tier conferences in Computer Vision and Machine Learning (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICLR, AAAI) and a Program Chair for British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) 2021 and 2022.




DECADE: Centre for the Decentralised Digital Economy
UKRI/EPSRC Digital Economy Programme
in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and the Digital Catapult.
October 2020 - current
ARCHANGEL: Trusted Digital Archives
UKRI/EPSRC Digital Economy Programme (EP/P03151X/1)
in collaboration with The National Archives (TNA) and the Open Data Institute (ODI)
April 2017 - July 2019



Research Fellow
University of Surrey, UK
February 2019 - Present
Visiting Research Scholar
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
August 2018 - December 2018
Placement Student
Sony Digital Cinema, Basingstoke, UK
July 2012 – July 2013


PhD Computer Vision and Graphics
University of Surrey, UK
October 2014 - January 2019
BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering - First class
University of Surrey, UK
September 2010 - June 2014

For a detailed CV please contact me.