Dov Katz – Computer Vision Expert

September 09, 2018
 
Computer vision is the reason behind the incredible virtual reality. One of the companies that popularize the concept of virtual reality is Oculus. When it introduced the Oculus Rift, it became a big hit that even the owner of Facebook decided to buy out Oculus for $2 billion both in cash and stocks. Dov Katz is one of the men behind the success of Oculus Rift VR. He was the one who created the original position tracking system and supervised other little details. The purpose of creating Oculus Rift VR is to come up with an immersive video gaming and video virtual truth experience. It uses a viewport tracking innovation that creates the highest quality first-person video gaming experience.

Dov Katz is a roboticist by training and his expertise is on computer vision and machine learning. He had a Ph.D. in robotics and has postdoctoral research in computer vision and learning. As with his educational background, he had a bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering at the Tel-Aviv University in Israel. He went to the United States for his masters and Ph.D. in computer science at the Univesity of Massachusetts Amherst. He was the senior computer vision engineer at Oculus and eventually became the head of computer vision. He led the company’s computer vision and machine learning R&D group consists of engineers, scientists, and managers. He also managed multiple M&A activities, come up with product strategies, and created an independent high throughput team.