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Dov Katz – A Former Oculus’ Computer Vision Head

August 08, 2018
Dov Katz, having a stellar academic credential was hired as one of the senior computer vision engineers for Oculus. It is a large engineering office in Seattle and in fact, one of the leaders in virtual reality technology. Oculus was purchased by Facebook for about $2 billion in cash and stock in 2014. Being a senior computer vision engineer, Katz played a huge role in the development of the Oculus Rift headset. Because of his work and expertise, he was profiled in the Times of Israel story in 2014.  Publications by Dov Katz can be read here on his website.

Katz led the team that developed the Oculus Rift headset, a 3D virtual reality device that provides a 100-degree field of view when worn. It stretches the virtual world beyond the peripheral vision providing an immersive experience. It is a breakthrough in the virtual reality world. From senior engineer, Dov Katz was promoted to computer vision head. Today, Katz is no longer connected to Oculus but continues to further enrich his expertise in such industry.
Dov Katz graduated from Tel Aviv University with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering. He earned his masters and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and had postdoctoral fellowship at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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