Making Machines "See", "Understand", and "Interact" like Humans (IDTechEx Sensors USA 2015)

Dr Achin Bhowmik, VP & GM of Perceptual Computing
Intel Corp
United States

Presentation Summary

The world of interactive technologies and applications is on the verge of a revolutionary transformation. With rapid advances in natural sensing and perceptual computing technologies, we are endowing the devices and systems with the abilities to "see", "understand", and "interact" with us and the physical world. In this talk, we will present and demonstrate Intel® RealSenseTM Technology, which is enabling a new class of interactive and immersive applications based on embedded real-time 3D visual sensing; spanning from PCs, to mobile computing devices, to intelligent robotics and internet-of-things, blurring the border between the real and the virtual words.

Speaker Biography (Achin Bhowmik)

Dr. Achin Bhowmik is vice president and general manager of the Perceptual Computing Group at Intel Corporation. He leads the development and deployment of interactive technologies and products based on natural sensing, intuitive interfaces, immersive applications and user experiences, branded as Intel® RealSense™ Technology. Previously, he served as chief of staff for the Personal Computing Group, Intel's largest business unit. Earlier, he led the development of advanced video and display processing technologies for Intel's computing products. His prior work also includes microdisplay technologies and electro-optical devices.
As an adjunct and guest professor, Dr. Bhowmik has advised graduate research and taught advanced sensing and human-computer interactions, computer vision and display technologies at Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, Liquid Crystal Institute of the Kent State University, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. He has over 150 publications, including two books titled "Interactive Displays: Natural Human-Interface Technologies" and "Mobile Displays: Technology & Applications", and 27 granted patents.
Dr. Bhowmik is on the executive committee of the Society for Information Display (SID), and serves as the vice president of SID Americas. He is a senior member of the IEEE. He is on the board of directors for OpenCV, the organization behind the open source computer vision library.

Company Profile (Intel Corporation)

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