François Pitié is an Ussher Assistant Professor in Media Signal Processing, Trinity College Dublin. Ussher professors are part of Trinity’s strategy to recruit excellent academics in areas where Trinity has proven strengths. He has made several key contributions in the field of Video Processing and Computer Vision and published over 70 publications, with a combined total of 1400+ citations. He has attracted over 1.5M euros in research funding and is the recipient of a Google Faculty Research Award. He has participated in the writing of 8 successful research proposals and was PI of two EI commercialisation fund projects and the TCD research lead for a 3 year FP7 EU project. He has supervised 4 postdoc, 4 Ph.D. students and 13 M.Sc. students. In 2018, François Pitié received the ‘Outstanding Academic Achievement of the Year’ award at the Technology Ireland Industry Awards. He is a reviewer in first tier conferences and journals. Dr François Pitié is holder of 3 patents and developed algorithms and software that are used by companies such as Google, Disney, The Foundry and Weta Digital, and by post-production artists all over the world.