|Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman is an Assistant Professor in the Allen School at the University of Washington. She founded a startup Dreambit that was acquired by Facebook Inc., where she is now also a Research Scientist focusing on computational photography, AR, and VR. She received her Ph.D in computer science and applied mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her works were awarded the Google faculty award, Madrona prize, the "Innovation of the 2016 Year Award" by Geekwire, selected to the covers of CACM and SIGGRAPH, and covered by most national and international media and press with special TV episodes, e.g., age progression for missing children. Her Moving Portraits work was tech transferred to Google Inc. Ira’s research is in the intersection of computer vision, computer graphics and learning, with particular interest on people modeling and virtual and augmented reality.
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