I am a senior researcher in at Microsoft Research. My research interests include computer vision for human-computer interaction, Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR), Haptics and interactive projection mapping.
I obtained my PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and founded a couple of companies in the area of computer graphics, including the successful Photon-Paint for the Amiga computer, and managing the software R&D at 3DV Systems, developing the world first active real-time depth cameras, later bought by Microsoft in 2008.
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, following by founding the Virtual Earth Research Lab, (A.K.A. Bing Mapping and Mobile Research Lab). The lab developed and shipped new innovations to Microsoft Virtual Earth and Bing, such as the first Street-View Site (2006), Image Privacy, automatic geo-positioning user images, text detection in images and more.
During 2011-2014, I managed a group of researchers at MSR's eXtream Computing Group (XCG) in the areas of AR and Graphics.
I have co-chaired the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL 2011, being in program committee and reviewer for different leading conferences. I Held a visiting lecture position at the school of computer science, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzelia, Israel.