About Me

I'm the Director of Perception at Argo AI.

Before Argo AI, I led computer vision and computational performance teams at Alphabet. We created (among other things) the depth sensor powering Face Unlock on the Pixel 4. Our team led this effort from the ground-up, with deep involvement across the full stack - everything from silicon, to hardware component selection and design, to algorithmic invention and productization under considerable constraints. Additionally, I spent some of my individual technical time developing critical technology pieces in the ARCore Depth API.

Before joining Alphabet, I spent many years working on surface reconstruction for Microsoft HoloLens, particularly around high-performance algorithm development, meshing, and system architecture for the Spatial Mapping platform. Prior to my involvement in HoloLens, I worked on application anti-tampering and integrity in Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.

Going yet further back in time, I attended Ohio State University, where I graduated magna cum laude with Honors in Engineering and an Honors Minor in Mathematics from the Computer Science & Engineering Department. I worked in Dr. James Davis's Computer Vision Lab as an undergraduate research assistant, interned at the Ohio Supercomputer Center, Chemical Abstracts Service, and Microsoft.

In less busy times, I worked on side projects, including a home-based virtual assistant system with Phillips Hue integration and voice control, a lamp that displays the outside temperature by color, and wirelessly-controlled LED lighting in my desk. These days, I enjoy reading science fiction novels (I've read every novel that's won the Hugo Award or the Nebula Award), hiking, and landscape photography.

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Michael Schoenberg