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Matthew MacPherson

I am a PhD student in the WMG Data Science group under Prof Giovanni Montana, working on applying computer vision and generative models to medical image analysis.


Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are a machine learning approach to creating realistic new artificial examples of a dataset, for example near-perfect fake human faces. The technology has broad applications in medical image analysis, such as synthetic dataset augmentation, image super-resolution, de-noising, anomaly detection and modality transformation. My work focuses on using GANs to add and remove features of interest to medical images, allowing areas of interest to be automatically highlighted for a medical practitioner as part of an AI-augmented diagnostic workflow.

Example x-ray manipulation


  • 2019-present: PhD student, Warwick University Mathsys CDT. Applications of Generative Adversarial Networks in Medical Imaging, supervised by Prof. Giovanni Montana.
  • 2018-2019: MSc - Mathematics of real world systems, Mathsys (Distinction)
  • 2008-2016: Portfolio Manager, Pine River Capital Management Hong Kong. Relative value strategies fund manager.
  • 2001-2008: Director, Barclays Capital. Convertible bond trader, London and Hong Kong.
  • 1997-2001: MSci + MA - Natural Sciences, Cambridge University (1st). Experimental and theoretical physics specialisation.

Academic Interests

Generative models, computer vision, metric learning, machine learning in finance.


Email: matthew.macpherson