Avideh Zakhor: 3D computer visionary
When she’s not working as a professor at Berkeley Engineering — where she was the first female faculty member and where she now holds the Qualcomm Chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) — Avideh Zakhor is busy founding startups. She’s the CEO and founder of Indoor Reality, a company whose hardware and data processing pipeline allows for rapid 3D mapping and positioning of interior spaces one step at a time. Previously, Google and Mentor Graphics acquired two of her earlier startups: Urban Scan, Inc. and OPC Technology.
Zakhor’s areas of interest include the theories and applications of signal, image and video processing as well as 3D computer vision. She has been a General Motors Scholar and a Hertz Fellow, and received the Presidential Young Investigators Award from President George H. W. Bush and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. In 2001, she was elected as an IEEE fellow, and in 2018, she was chosen as the Electronics Imaging Scientist of the Year by the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers.< Back to previous page