I am a research scientist at Flower Labs helping make Flower the go-to framework for all-things Federated Learning. I am also a visiting researcher to the Machine Learning Systems Group at the University of Cambridge, where I collaborate with PhD students, and supervise Part-II and MPhil dissertation projects.

Previously, I was a research scientist at Samsung AI Cambridge (UK) where investigated new hardware-aware optimizations for deep learning and I contributed towards areas such as Federated Learning, Approximate Computing and NAS. In 2021, I got my DPhil (PhD) in Computer Science from the University of Oxford where I was adviced by Nic Lane. I am a member of Linacre College. My up-to-date (March. 2021) resume can be found here.

Prior to my PhD studies, I completed my B.Sc in Telecommunication Engineering at TECNUN, University of Navarra (Spain), in 2014 and a M.Sc in Computer Vision at Queen Mary University under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Cavallaro in 2015. Prior to starting my DPhil, I worked as a computer vision engineer at: Hawk-Eye (Sony), where I improved their multi-camera calibration and player tracking software; and at Holition, an award-winning creative studio where I co-designed and implemented augmented reality applications for the fashion retail sector.

I can also be reached at —>  jafermarq [at] gmail [dot] com