• Dov Katz – A Former Oculus’ Head of Computer Vision

  • Posted on August 11, 2018
  • Dov Katz is one of the senior engineers of Oculus VR. In fact, he became the head of computer vision and played a huge role in the creation of Oculus Rift headset. Oculus VR is an American technology company founded in 2012 in Irvine California but is now based in Menlo Park. Its specialization is on virtual reality products (hardware and software).
    The Oculus Rift headset is designed for video gaming and it was launched as a kick starter campaign to make VR headsets available to developers. The original goal of the campaign is to raise at least $250,000 but it amazingly hit a total of $2.4 million. In March 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus VR for over $2 billion both in cash and stocks.

    One of the brilliant minds behind the success of Oculus VR is Dov Katz; an Israeli national who is a technology executive and computer programmer. During his time in Oculus, he led the computer vision department; just right before Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion. Before he became the head of computer vision, he was a senior vision engineer and developed a head tracking solution for Oculus’ HMD.

    Before Dov Katz joined Oculus, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Carnegie Mellon for two years. His role was designing computer vision algorithms for robotic manipulation in human environments and come up with a lifelong learning approach to perception.

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