Portrait of Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson

Principal RSDE Lead, Machine Intelligence and Perception


Matthew Johnson is the head of engineering for the Machine Intelligence and Perceptron group at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, where he has worked since 2014. Prior to working at Microsoft he was a research software engineer at Nokia on the Point and Find team, where he was a contributor to the HERE City Lens product. In 2011 he was hired by Unicorn Media as Vice President of Engineering, a position he held until it was acquired by Brightcove in 2014, where he was a Distinguished Engineer.

Matthew holds a Ph.D. in Computer Vision and Machine Learning from the University of Cambridge.

If you are looking for any of my projects (such as SVM.NET or Vision.NET) they now live on GitHub under my alias matajoh.


Project Malmo

Established: June 1, 2015

How can we develop artificial intelligence that learns to make sense of complex environments? That learns from others, including humans, how to interact with the world? That learns transferable skills throughout its existence, and applies them to solve new, challenging problems? https://youtu.be/KkVj_ddseO8 Project Malmo sets out to address these core research challenges, addressing them by integrating (deep) reinforcement learning, cognitive science, and many ideas from artificial intelligence. The Malmo platform is a sophisticated AI experimentation…