Meet our team

The Prosperity Partnership brings together University partners with internationally leading expertise in the foundational areas of audio-visual AI and software defined networks together with the BBC’s world-leading creative production expertise.

Team leaders

Professor Adrian Hilton

Academic Principal Investigator, EB/MB Chair, S5 Business Impact Academic Lead

Director of Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey.

Professor Graham Thomas

Business Principal Investigator, EB/MB Co-chair, Business Challenge Lead

Section Leader, Immersive & Interactive Content, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Professor Nicholas Race

Co-investigatior, CI Lead Lancaster, S4 Intelligent Network Compute Academic Lead

Professor of Networked Systems, School of Computing and Communications at the Lancaster University.

Audio-Visual AI — University of Surrey (CVSSP)

Surrey’s CVSSP expertise in audio-visual AI for machine understanding of captured content will allow efficient creation of personalised OBM experience for real-time understanding of general real-world dynamic scenes.

Dr Armin Mustafa

Audio-Visual AI - Academic Lead, S2 Audio-Visual AI Academic Lead

Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey.

Dr Jean-Yves Guillemaut

S1 User Experience Academic Lead

Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey.

Dr Philip Jackson

S3 Production Tools Academic Lead

Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey.

Mrs Elizabeth James

Audio-Visual AI

Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey.

Dr Marco Volino

Audio-Visual AI

Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey.

Prof. Wenwu Wang

Audio-Visual AI

Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey.

Personalised experience — BBC

Personalised Experiences at Scale: intelligent user-centred media personalisation for enhanced QoE.

Dr Chris Baume

S3 Production Tools Business Lead

Lead Research Engineer, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Mrs Samantha Chadwick

BBC Business Manager

Head of Partnerships, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Mr Robert Dawes

S2 Audio-Visual AI Business Lead

Senior Research Engineer, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Dr Michael Evans

Personalised experience

UX Research Lead, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Dr Jon Francombe

Personalised experience

Lead R&D Engineer, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Dr Maxine Glancy

Personalised experience

Lead (HCI) Research Scientist, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Dr Rajiv Ramdhany

S4 Intelligent Network Compute Business Lead

Project Engineer, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Dr Adrian Woolard

S5 Business Impact Business Lead

Head of Future Experience Technologies, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Intelligent network compute — Lancaster

Lancaster University’s expertise in software-defined networking will develop adaptive systems for delivery of personalised experience to millions of people whilst maintaining cost and energy efficiency.

Professor Nicholas Race

Co-investigatior, CI Lead Lancaster, S4 Intelligent Network Compute Academic Lead

Professor of Networked Systems, School of Computing and Communications at the Lancaster University.

Dr Yehia Elkhatib

Intelligent Network Compute

School of Computing and Communications at the Lancaster University.

Dr Barry Porter

Intelligent Network Compute

School of Computing and Communications at the Lancaster University.