Mark Glanville (BSc, AMInstP)
Trainee Research Technologists 2011
Mark’s normally based in our South Lab but as part of his traineeship he’s spending eight months in our North Lab at MediaCityUK. He’s currently researching the impact that new interaction technology, such as gesture or pointing, could have on how we control TVs.
Mark worked on the periphery of the video industry for a few years before studying Physics with Satellite Technology at the University of Surrey. His degree course included a year at the Home Office Scientific Development Branch, testing computer vision for CCTV. That rekindled his interest in video technology. He began his career with us as an Industrial Trainee and has now progressed to the Trainee Research Technologist scheme.
Trainees move around the various parts of R&D during their training. In his first few years here Mark’s worked on a variety of projects ranging from RadioDNS, which is a system for combining broadcast radio with Internet content, to tools for automatically generating metadata for video as it’s recorded. He’s researched ways in which Internet-connected TVs might implement the HTML5 video element, and has expanded the department’s understanding of the particular file format used in the BBC’s file-based video preservation archive.
Mark’s professional interests are pretty equally divided between computer vision, energy efficiency and archive preservation. He maintains his passion for science through membership of the Institute of Physics and enjoys contributing to science and technology outreach schemes.