Portrait of Toby Sharp

Toby Sharp

Principal Software Scientist
Microsoft AI / HoloLens


Toby Sharp is the software architect for the HoloLens team at Microsoft in Cambridge, UK. Prior to this he was a developer in Microsoft Research since 2005. He has transferred several research projects into Microsoft technologies and products, and has contributed computer vision components to Microsoft’s Kinect, Office and LifeCam software. His other work includes computer graphics, image editing and GPU programming. He holds a BSc in Mathematics (1st) from the University of York.

Prior to joining Microsoft, he developed consumer photo and video editing software for Serif in the UK. In 2010 he received the Excellence in Design award from RSNA for real-time virtual colonoscopy software. In 2011 he and colleagues received the Best Paper prize at CVPR and the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award for the machine learning contribution to Kinect’s body tracking.

Toby is a Senior Member of the IEEE.