Joan Lasenby – https://www-sigproc.eng.cam.ac.uk/Main/JL – is a University Reader in the Signal Processing and Communications Group of the Cambridge University Engineering Department, and is a College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Engineering at Trinity College. Here’s a list of her published work – http://publications.eng.cam.ac.uk/view/people/jl.html
In this episode we talk about Joan’s research into 3D reconstruction from multiple cameras and her interest in geometric algebra.
The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon – https://twitter.com/craigcannon
00:00 – What’s a tangible example of geometric algebra?
1:20 – What is geometric algebra?
6:15 – What resparked interest in geometric algebra?
7:10 – Why is it important?
11:00 – When did Joan start working on it?
12:55 – Rotations
16:45 – Computer vision in the early 90s
19:00 – Joan’s fellowship at the Royal Society
23:00 – What’s changed in computer vision since the 90s to allow for Joan’s drone research?
29:35 – Machine learning in computer vision
31:20 – How Joan and her students are applying machine learning
34:30 – Unifying qualities of geometric algebra
40:30 – Joan’s paper ending up on Hacker News
45:00 – Where could geometric algebra take hold?
47:00 – Running and mobility
48:00 – Where to learn more about geometric algebra