Phillip is an Assistant Professor (UL) in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining Cambridge, he was a researcher at MIT, from 2014 to 2017. He received his Ph.D. from CMU in 2007, was a postdoc at TU Eindhoven until 2008, and then a permanent Research Staff Member at IBM Research—Zurich. In 2012 he joined Apple where he led the development of a new system component now used across all iOS and macOS platforms. Prior to completing his Ph.D., he held positions at Bell-Labs Research, Lucent, Philips, and NEC Research Labs.
His research interests are in computing system hardware, architectures, and algorithms that interact with the physical world and which harness an understanding of the physical world and the flexibility of sensing systems for improved energy-efficiency and performance, and for reduced measurement uncertainty. In collaboration with colleagues at The Alan Turing Institute, Phillip is exploring new research challenges on sensor-rich materials, and on computing hardware and embedded sensing architectures which facilitate tracking measurement uncertainty throughout the sensing and computation process.