John Collomosse

Professor John Collomosse is the founder and director of DECaDE, the UKRI Research Centre for the Decentralized Digital Economy led by CVSSP at the University of Surrey. Full bio.

John's research intersects Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), with focus on media provenance to fight misinformation and online harms, and on improving data integrity and attribution for responsible AI. John has published over 130 papers (h-Index 37) and 30 patents, and is an Adobe Distinguished Inventor.

John is concurrently a Principal Scientist at Adobe Research (San Jose, CA), directing the Cross-Modal Representation Learning (XRL) team, where he leads research for the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) as well as two cross-industry task forces within the C2PA open standards body for media authenticity. His research has also explored creative forms of visual search and content recommendation (focusing on cross-modal e.g. style, sketch) and immersive (3D/4D) performance capture.

John is a Chartered Engineer and Senior Member of the IEEE. He is Course Director for MSc in Computer Vision, Robotics and Machine Learning. He is a member of the UKRI/EPSRC ICT Strategic Advisory Team (SAT) and APPG on Blockchain.

Recent Updates

  • Talk   Presentation on C2PA to the European Commision Workshop on TDM/AI Opt-Out.
  • Talk   Upcoming Keynote at ECCV 2024 Workshop on Generative Models and their Impact on Society.
  • Funding  EPSRC studentship available and now hiring in our group, joint with Adobe Research.
  • Hiring  Two Research Roles in Content Authenticity:: 1x Postdoc, 1x Research Developer.
  • PhD  Congratulations to Yash Kulthe joining the team as a new PhD student!
  • Talk   Upcoming Keynote at CVPR 2024 Workshop on Media Forensics.
  • Talk   UK Gov panelist at DCMS Public Body Chairs and Execs. Meeting (British Museum).
  • Paper  UK Gov Evidence given at House of Lords roundtable on DLT for the Public Good.
  • Prize  Best Paper Prize awarded to Kar Balan at CVMP 2023, for DECORAIT: DLT enabling GenAI opt-out.
  • Talk   Invited talk to the IET on Deep Fakes and Content Authenticity.
  • Talk   Keynote at CVPR Visual Copy Detection Workshop 2023.
  • Talk   Keynote at 6th ECCV Workshop on Vision for Art (ECCV 2022) on Content Provenance and Authenticity.
  • Paper  4x ECCV 2022 papers accepted (and 1 workshop paper at ECCVW VISART) congrats to Dan, Andy, Tu, and Gemma.
  • PhD  Congratulations to Gemma Canet Tarres on her successful PhD confirmation