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Dr. Dov Katz

Head of Computer Vision


Dov Katz is Oculus’ head of computer vision. He is passionate about human and computer perception. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning, and autonomous manipulation. At Oculus, he developed a high precision & low latency position tracking system. He is currently engaged in several projects that will deliver a more immersive and intuitive VR experience. 

He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his BS in 2004 from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He was the recipient of several national and international awards, and his work received attention in the popular press.


Computer Vision Challenges for VR


Virtual Reality changes the way we experience and interact with information.

A compelling VR experience requires a strong sense of presence. Therefore, knowing where the user is and what she’s looking at is essential. This talk will discuss Oculus’ solution to the problem of precise and low latency head tracking.












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