Portrait of Tom Cashman

Tom Cashman

Principal Scientist


I am a scientist with the computer vision team working on HoloLens at Microsoft in Cambridge. My research focuses on technologies that allow computers to understand people, in all of our diversity and complexity.

I have previously worked on geometric problems in computer graphics and vision at the University of Cambridge, the University of Lugano and ITI Global.

Short Bio

Tom Cashman is a Principal Scientist in the HoloLens research team at Microsoft in Cambridge. He studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, completing his PhD in 2010. The resulting thesis was runner-up in the British Computer Society’s Distinguished Dissertation competition and received the Eurographics PhD Award. Tom’s PhD included an internship at Microsoft Research Cambridge, working with Andrew Fitzgibbon to answer “What shape are dolphins?” by building 3D morphable models from 2D images. After spending two years as a postdoc at the University of Lugano, he returned to Cambridge to work with TranscenData Europe as a software engineer and technical lead on R&D projects in geometry handling, before joining Microsoft in 2015.