School of Information Sciences

Information Science & Technology Colloquium Series


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Lecture
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Q&A
IS Building, 3rd Floor

Dr. Henry Schneiderman, Software Engineer at Google and Founder/CEO at Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition

Developing and Commercializing Face Recognition Technology

In this talk, Dr. Schneiderman will discuss his experiences in developing and commercializing face recognition technology. In particular, he will focus on his experience with Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition, a software company that he spun off from Carnegie Mellon in 2004 and that was acquired by Google in 2011.

Bio: Dr. Henry Schneiderman was founder and CEO of Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition (PittPatt), a face recognition technology company spun off from CMU in 2004 and acquired by Google in 2011. At Google he is currently involved in a variety of products and services involving face recognition and computer vision technology. Dr. Schneiderman has also served as research faculty at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute and he is the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Longuet-Higgins Prize for “fundamental contributions in computer vision that have withstood the test of time”. Dr. Schneiderman received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his master's and doctorate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.



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