Hi. I use this site to write about my cycling and paragliding trips, and to link to some of my academic papers and talks. After completing my PhD in computer science at Imperial College London, and two years of postdoctoral research in computer vision, I set up Pixsta - amongst the first visual search companies for fashion - which is now empora.com - and learned a good deal about early-stage entrepreneurship. I now work with a variety of technology startups through my consultancy hirschblau.com, helping them with software engineering, IP protection, seed financing and management. Feel free to reach out on linkedin, or indeed, connect on strava!