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IBM Research AI: Senior Technical Staff Member
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


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Matthew Hill is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Multimedia and Vision Department at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center.  He earned a B.A. degree in computer science from Cornell University, and an M.S. degree in computer science from Columbia University.  Prior to IBM, he worked for Cognex Corp. on software for industrial machine vision applications.  In 1998, he joined IBM Research and has been a longtime contributor to IMARS (IBM Multimedia Analytics and Retrieval System) as well as other image-related projects such as invisible watermarking and content-based copy detection of video sequences. He has authored several patents and peer-reviewed publications on these topics, and also contributed to high-throughput image recognition applications using the IBM InfoSphere Streams platform

Most recently, he drove the creation of the Watson Visual Recognition cloud API: (  first as the architect and author of the core engine and later as the technical lead for the offering as it expanded.  Largely due to this, his work has earned several IBM awards including a 2017 "Best of IBM", an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in 2018, and a Research Division award in 2019.  He continues to work on making transfer learning more efficient and effective, and learning from labeled datasets of limited sizes.