Dr Stuart Golodetz

Stipendiary Lecturer in Computer Science

Stuart read Computer Science at New College, where he stayed to do his DPhil in medical image segmentation. An initial interest in computing was sparked by an enthusiasm for computer games development and he has never fully recovered, writing a 3D world editor for his undergraduate project and working on a 3D game engine during his DPhil. He is currently part of a project that is developing assisted vision glasses for people who are partially sighted. He is delighted to be teaching Computer Science at Hertford, and is hoping that some of the Philosophy will rub off on him over the course of the year.

Undergraduate teaching 

Stuart will be tutoring the following Computer Science courses: Computer Graphics, Concurrency, Databases, Functional Programming, Imperative Programming, Logic & Proof and Object-Oriented Programming. He is separately teaching Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms and Principles of Programming Languages at New College, so is happy to answer questions on those as well (as long as he knows the answers!).

All of the other Computer Science courses (aside from those that are being taught centrally in the department) will be tutored by Maria Kyropoulou.


Stuart’s DPhil thesis was on segmentation and feature identification in abdominal CT scans using graph hierarchies. His particular focus was on techniques for editing graph hierarchies post-construction.

He subsequently moved into industry for two years, where he initially worked for SunGard, writing software to manage credit risk, and then for Semmle, an Oxford spin-off offering a high-quality, rapid-turnaround software analytics service to large companies based on novel research in logic programming.

Since returning to academia in November 2013, he has been researching object detection and tracking techniques as part of a project that is developing assisted vision glasses for people who are partially sighted. The project is a collaboration between the Oxford Smart Specs Group of Dr Stephen Hicks in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Torr Vision Group of Professor Philip Torr in the Department of Engineering Science.