Associate Professor, Allen School of Computer Science, UW
Lead for a moonshot project, Google
Director, UW Reality Lab

Bio: Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman is a Scientist and Entrepreneur. Ira's interests are in the intersection of computer vision, computer graphics, and learning. She is an Associate Professor at the Allen School University of Washington, Director of the UW Reality Lab, and lead for a moonshot project at Google. Previously she founded a startup Dreambit that was acquired by Facebook in 2016, and spent two years at Facebook as Research Scientist building products between 2016-2018. Before that in 2011 Ira tech transfered product Face Movies to Google.

Ira's Ph.D is in computer science and applied mathematics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her works were awarded the Google faculty award, Madrona prize, the Innovation of the Year Award, 2016, selected to the covers of CACM and SIGGRAPH, and frequently covered by most national and international media. She has been serving as area chair and technical committee of both CVPR and SIGGRAPH, and part of Expert Network, LDV capital. Ira teaches computer vision, computer graphics, and the popular novel AR/VR capstone class.

VR capstone spring 2019: teaser video (this year's focus empathy for homelessness, how to teach mathematics with Magic Leap, VR escape room, wheelchair empathy, and many others)

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