I am a senior researcher in Natural Interaction Group of Microsoft Research (MSR). My research interests include computer vision for human-computer interaction and Augmented Reality.
During 2011-2014, I managed a group of researchers at MSR’s eXtream Computing Group (XCG) in the areas of Augmented Reality and Graphics. Prior to that, I have founded the Virtual Earth Research Lab, later named Bing Mapping and Mobile Research Lab. The lab developed and shipped new innovations to Microsoft Virtual Earth and Bing service, such as the first Street View Technical Preview (Feb. 2006), Street View Privacy, automatic matching of user images, text recovery in the wild and more.
During 2004-2005, I was a researcher at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), working on issues such as video completion, reconstruction of hair from images, and camera based interaction.
Before joining Microsoft, I have founded a couple of companies in the area of computer graphics, including the design & development of the successful Photon-Paint drawing and image retouching application for the Amiga computer, and managing the software R&D at 3DV Systems LTD, developing active real-time depth cameras for motion controlled gaming, later bought by Microsoft in 2008.
I obtained my BA, MS and PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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