Image Understanding

Established: January 1, 2000

recognitionAt Microsoft Research in Cambridge we are developing new machine vision algorithms for automatic recognition and segmentation of many different object categories. We are interested in both the supervised and unsupervised scenarios.


Research data

Download labelled image databases for supervised learning in the “Downloads” link below. The data provided here may be used freely for research purposes but it cannot be used for commercial purposes.



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John Winn

Senior Principal Researcher

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Tom Minka

Senior Principal Researcher

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Toby Sharp

Principal Software Scientist Microsoft AI / HoloLens