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Dr Matthew McGuigan

Research Fellow


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: Watch Video

He is a Research Fellow who undertook his PhD in the Surface Analysis and Fingerprint Recognition from Multi-Light Imaging Collections 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. 

During his PhD Matthew developed an algorithm for the Remote Extraction of Latent Fingerprints (RELF) which has led to the ongoing development of a prototype device for contactless fingerprint imaging in collaboration with a law enforcement agency (LEA).


His research interests include machine learning, computer vision and fingerprint imaging.