George Cushen

A Data Scientist & Product Enthusiast

Hey, I’m George!

I am a Lead Data Scientist at Farfetch, pursuing my vision of reimagining retail to create a smart and personalized shopping experience. I focus on the intersection of machine learning and knowledge representation (knowledge graphs) to build novel solutions that can improve the customer search and browsing experience.

Previously, my lifelong fascination with artificial intelligence and fashion led me to become an innovator in research on computer vision for visual clothing search and augmented reality fitting room on mobile devices.

I am actively contributing to open source projects, and methods that I implemented are now used for popular mobile apps. In my spare time, I enjoy giving seminars on the practical applications of data science and machine learning.

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  • Knowledge Graphs
  • Deep Learning


  • PhD Computer Vision & Machine Learning

    University of Southampton

  • BEng Electronic Engineering

    University of Southampton

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Improving search experience with a taxonomy in the fashion domain

Farfetch is the leading global technology platform for the luxury fashion industry. The talk will show Farfetch’s experience in …

Knowledge Graphs and AI to Hyper-Personalise the Fashion Retail Experience at Farfetch

What is the key to the holistic success of the fastest growing and most successful companies of our time globally? Well, often the key …

From Data Science to AI via Graph Analytics

In this panel, we’ll embark on a journey from data science to AI via graph analytics.

Knowledge graphs --enter--> the Hype Cycle

At Farfetch, we are building a Fashion Knowledge Graph to form a rich, authoritative source of fashion knowledge to enhance …

R Markdown project websites your users will love!

Learn how R Markdown and Academic can help your team write, collaborate, and publish content online and internally. Examples include a …

Shop Direct: the evolution of our infrastructure toward GPU computing for deep learning

From mail order to becoming a world class pureplay etailer, we are reimagining retail for our 4 million annual customers. Get insight …

From academia to becoming a Shop Directioner

After completing his PhD in computer vision and machine learning, George Cushen took a job as the first computer vision data scientist …

Open Source


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