Associate Professor @ Allen School of Computer Science, UW
Lead for a moonshot project @ Google
Founder and Co-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 in the Allen School at the University of Washington, Founder and Co-Director of the UW Reality Lab, and kickstarting a moonshot project in Google starting 2019. She founded a startup Dreambit that was acquired by Facebook Inc. in 2016, spent two years at Facebook as Research Scientist building products between 2016-2018, and Tech Transfered product Face Movies to Google Inc. in 2011.

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.

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