Marco Volino

PhD, MEng


With over 10 years of experience in research and development, Marco Volino is a passionate research scientist and engineer with expertise at the intersection of computer vision, computer graphics and machine learning. To date, Marco’s work has focused on advancing the capabilities of digital content production in collaboration with creative industry partners to facilitate high-quality immersive audio-visual media experiences. Marco’s work has primarily addressed challenges related to camera calibration, 3D reconstruction, pose estimation, animation, rendering, and immersive technology, such as virtual and augmented reality (AR/VR). Marco has significant experience in both hardware and software development, having designed, developed and deployed a range of synchronised camera systems, and is highly proficient in a number of programming languages, APIs, and development and software tools.


Hardware Design/Develop/Deployment of synchronised camera arrays   PCB design/fabrication   Raspberry Pi-based projects  
Programming C   C++   C#   Python   javascript   OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL)   Matlab   Java   MySQL   PHP  
Deep Learning Toolkits Pytorch   Keras  
Development Libraries Boost   Eigen   OpenCV   OpenGL   OpenMP   OpenSceneGraph   STL  
Development Tools CMake   Eclipse   GIT   SVN   Visual Studio  
Software Agisoft Metashape   Alicevision Meshroom   AutoCAD   Blender   Maya   Microsoft Office   Natron   NUKE   Adobe Photoshop   Adobe Premier Pro   unity  
Web HTML   CSS   Jekyll/Liquid   WebGL  
OS and Misc Linux (Ubuntu)   Windows   Latex  


Lecturer in Computer Vision and Computer Graphics
University of Surrey, UK
July 2021 - Present
  • Research at the intersection of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Machine Learning with a focus on visual media production. Activities include:
    • Leadership and contribution to project funding applications
    • Provide guidance and mentorship to a team of PhD students, fostering a collaborative and innovative research environment
    • Management and delivery of project objectives
  • Teaching duties include:
    • Module coordinator for “Computer Vision and Graphics” (Undergraduate) and “AR/VR and the metaverse” (MSc)
    • Supervision and examination of undergaduate and MSc student projects
    • Pastoral care of undergraduate and professional training year students
  • Administritive duties include:
    • Organisation of internal seminar program to promote an open research culture
    • Serve as health and safety representative for specialised labs and early career researcher representative at university forumns
    • Provide effective line managemant of support staff (maternity cover)
Research Fellow
University of Surrey, UK
January 2016 - June 2021
Visiting Research Scholar
University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies, Los Angeles, USA
June 2015 - September 2015
  • Built a photogrammetry system to create photo-realistic avatars using 100 Raspberry Pi and camera module devices
  • Designed and devloped hardware solutions for power distribution and networking to efficiently connect and power 100 Raspberry Pis
R&D Intern
BBC R&D, London, UK
January 2013 - April 2013
  • Integrated a novel rendering method into an existing WebGL-based free-viewpoint video renderer
  • Gained hands-on experience in the preparation, set-up and operation of volumetric video capture studio
Technical Support Officer
Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK
July 2010 – September 2010
  • Investigated the feasibility of using speech recognition library within a portfolio of projects
  • Gained familiarity with speech recognition and training models used for speech recognition
R&D Placement Student
Sony Broadcast and Professional Research Laboratories, Basingstoke, UK
September 2008 – October 2009
  • Prototype development of a client/server application for the Forest Guards Wildfire Detection System presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15)
  • Research and development of methods for 3D view synthesis from 2D video for applications in sports broadcast
  • Developed tools for load testing Sony Zirus digital signage software


PhD Computer Vision and Graphics
University of Surrey, UK
October 2011 - January 2016
MEng Electronic Engineering - Distinction
University of Surrey, UK
September 2006 - June 2011
  • Awarded a first class masters degree in Electronic Engineering (MEng).
  • Final year individual project: Video-based copyright detection.
  • Final year Multi-Disciplinary Design Project: A feasibility study for a new desalination plant located in Singapore
BTec National Diploma Electrical/Electronic Engineering - Triple Distinction
Richmond upon Thames College, London, UK
September 2004 - June 2006
  • Awarded BTec National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Level 3 (Triple Distinction).
  • Free Standing Maths Qualification(FSMQ): Modelling with Calculus (B); Algebra and Graphs (A).
  • City & Guilds Level 3 3D AutoCAD certificate



Feel free to drop me an email at m [dot] volino [at] surrey [dot] ac [dot] uk.

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