Portrait of Ran Gal

Ran Gal

Principal Research Engineer


I’m researcher at Microsoft Research (MSR), in the eXtreme Computing Group (XCG). My current research focus on Augmented Reality and other computer graphics/vision problems.

I received my PhD from the Tel Aviv University in Israel, and joined Microsoft in 2010.

Prior to joining XCG, I worked as a researcher at Bing Mobile and mapping, developing a system that allows a user to add in-doors mapping information to Bing Maps. By geo-register sketches/floor-plans or any other non-exact visual media to a global map, the user was able to semi-automatically trace and annotate additional information to map, such as interior structure information, public facilities information and more.

View my CV.