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Eyal Ofek

Senior Researcher,

Microsoft Research, Natural Interaction Group

Address: MIcrosoft Research, 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond WA 98052, USA

Email: eyalofek@microsoft.com

 

 

 

I am a senior researcher at the Natural Interaction Group of Microsoft Research (MSR). My work is focused on applying vision techniques to enable new styles of human-computer interaction and Augmented Reality. 

In May 2011, I managed a group of researchers at MSR's eXtream Computing Group (XCG) in the areas of Augmented Reality and Graphics, and prior to that, I founded the Virtual Earth Research Lab, where we developed and shipped new innovations to the service, such as the first Street View Technical Preview (Feb. 2006), Street View Privacy, automatic matching of user images, text recovery in the wild and more.

During 2004-2005 I was a researcher at the Platforms and Devices Center of Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA), and I was also affiliated with MSRA's Visual Computing Group of MSRA.

Before joining Microsoft, I have founded a couple of companies in the area of computer graphics, including the design & development of the successful Photon-Paint drawing and image retouching application for the Amiga computer, and managing the software R&D at 3DV Systems LTD, developing active real-time depth cameras for motion controlled gaming, later bought by Microsoft in 2008.

I obtained my BA, MS and PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

I have co-chaired the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2011), held a visiting lecture position at the school of computer science, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzelia, Israel, and, on artistic side, I also has a background as a book cover illustrator and a comics strip artist.

I use this page primarily to list my academic publications.

It was last edited on October 31, 2014.

 

   

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Selected past Industrial projects 
   

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Selected Publications  

New:
RoomAlive: The Other Resident
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Halloween 2014)    

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Professional service 
   

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  Invited Talks    
   

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Patents