Building the 3D map of the world, using only a smartphone camera
 

6D.ai Leadership Team


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MATT MIESNIEKS

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

Matt is renowned as one of the AR industry's thought leaders through his influential blog posts. This is his 3rd AR startup, he also helped found SuperVentures (investing in AR), built AR system prototypes at Samsung, and had a long commercial and technical career in mobile software infrastructure before jumping into AR software infrastructure in 2009.

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VICTOR PRISACARIU

CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF SCIENTIST

Victor is a world-renowned AR researcher and leader of the Oxford Active Vision Lab. 6D’s core IP is based on research conducted by Victor over several years. After meeting Matt, the two worked to productize and commercialize the algorithms with a vision of enabling all apps to truly understand the world.

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MEGHAN HUGHES

VP MARKETING

Meghan has 15+ years of experience marketing today’s top tech companies and startups. She helped launch Google’s first Android phone and worked on Google’s Enterprise comms team, managed engineering comms at Facebook, and worked on Box’s marketing team from early stages to IPO. She began her career at the top agencies in Silicon Valley and has been working with AR since 2009, where she first met Matt and Anthony at Layar.

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ERIC JOHNSEN

VP COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS

During the process of co-founding and selling IMsecure in 2003, Eric discovered a passion for the “zero to one” phase of commercializing emerging technology. Since founding "Glass at Work" at Google in 2013, he's focused on AR at Google, Upskill, and AWS. Eric started his career as an Army officer and is passionate about Veterans causes.

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JEFF MCCONATHY

VP ENGINEERING

Jeff is the bedrock of our Engineering team. He previously led the Engineering team at Trulia and grew from being employee #4 to over 200 engineers through an IPO and multi-billion dollar exit. He's founded and exited multiple startups, but after experiencing AR as a way to enhance the real estate experience, he believes he's now working on enabling the next platform shift in computing.

 
 
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RIK BASU   ENGINEER, PLATFORM APPS  Rik builds our sample apps on platforms such as Unity, and is the first person to use & test our APIs before they ship. Before joining 6D, he spent several years building Tango apps for a large industrial manufacturer.

RIK BASU

ENGINEER, PLATFORM APPS

Rik builds our sample apps on platforms such as Unity, and is the first person to use & test our APIs before they ship. Before joining 6D, he spent several years building Tango apps for a large industrial manufacturer.

BEN BENFOLD   PRINCIPAL ENGINEER, COMPUTER VISION  Ben is an alumni from the Oxford Active Vision lab, and after completing his Ph.D., founded a London based computer vision startup, then spent some years building military AR prototypes exploring advanced applications of AR technology.

BEN BENFOLD

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER, COMPUTER VISION

Ben is an alumni from the Oxford Active Vision lab, and after completing his Ph.D., founded a London based computer vision startup, then spent some years building military AR prototypes exploring advanced applications of AR technology.



JUSTIN BLACK   SENIOR ENGINEER, DEVOPS  Justin has spent 20+ years building scalable infrastructure for fast growing startups, most recently at security startup Qadium, and health startup Komodo Health, but also for helping Google and ICANN build out core infrastructure.

JUSTIN BLACK

SENIOR ENGINEER, DEVOPS

Justin has spent 20+ years building scalable infrastructure for fast growing startups, most recently at security startup Qadium, and health startup Komodo Health, but also for helping Google and ICANN build out core infrastructure.

ARDAVON FALLS   SENIOR ENGINEER, ANDROID SDK  Ardavon brings 15+ years of experience and leads our Android SDK development. Joining us from Tokbox/Telefonica, he started his career working on graphics for console video games and has spent the last 13 years working on mobile and embedded video streaming projects.

ARDAVON FALLS

SENIOR ENGINEER, ANDROID SDK

Ardavon brings 15+ years of experience and leads our Android SDK development. Joining us from Tokbox/Telefonica, he started his career working on graphics for console video games and has spent the last 13 years working on mobile and embedded video streaming projects.

MEGAN HARDY   SENIOR ENGINEER, DEEP LEARNING  Megan is focusing on implementing state of the art Deep Learning research in a fast and efficient fashion for devices with limited resources. After graduating from NYU with a Masters in Electrical Engineering, Megan built deep learning software for exact-match brand-specific product identification and worked with MIT and NYU Research Labs.

MEGAN HARDY

SENIOR ENGINEER, DEEP LEARNING

Megan is focusing on implementing state of the art Deep Learning research in a fast and efficient fashion for devices with limited resources. After graduating from NYU with a Masters in Electrical Engineering, Megan built deep learning software for exact-match brand-specific product identification and worked with MIT and NYU Research Labs.

GUY KAYOMBYA   SENIOR ENGINEER, COMPUTER VISION  Guy has over a decade of experience in computer vision. He previously worked at Qualcomm as a software engineer in corporate research and development working on computer vision for robots and drones applications as well as designing, implementing and optimizing various computer vision algorithms on ARM based CPUs and mobile GPUs. He also founded a seed-stage startup aiming to provide computer and internet access using thin clients and wireless mesh networks in Rwanda and Tanzania.

GUY KAYOMBYA

SENIOR ENGINEER, COMPUTER VISION

Guy has over a decade of experience in computer vision. He previously worked at Qualcomm as a software engineer in corporate research and development working on computer vision for robots and drones applications as well as designing, implementing and optimizing various computer vision algorithms on ARM based CPUs and mobile GPUs. He also founded a seed-stage startup aiming to provide computer and internet access using thin clients and wireless mesh networks in Rwanda and Tanzania.

DANIEL KNOBLAUCH   PRINCIPAL ENGINEER, COMPUTER VISION  Daniel earned his Ph.D. in AR/VR at UCSD and then spent over 5 years as a leading researcher at Qualcomm building the core 3D computer vision technology which underpinned the groundbreaking Vuforia AR SDK.

DANIEL KNOBLAUCH

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER, COMPUTER VISION

Daniel earned his Ph.D. in AR/VR at UCSD and then spent over 5 years as a leading researcher at Qualcomm building the core 3D computer vision technology which underpinned the groundbreaking Vuforia AR SDK.

ANTHONY MAËS   PRINCIPAL ENGINEER, IOS SDK  This is the 3rd time Anthony and Matt have worked together after meeting at Layar in 2009, and joining the founding team at Dekko. After a 4 year stint building interfaces & APIs for the self-driving car team at Tesla, he's bringing what he's learned back to AR in leading our SDK API development.

ANTHONY MAËS

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER, IOS SDK

This is the 3rd time Anthony and Matt have worked together after meeting at Layar in 2009, and joining the founding team at Dekko. After a 4 year stint building interfaces & APIs for the self-driving car team at Tesla, he's bringing what he's learned back to AR in leading our SDK API development.

MEHDI NIKKHAH   PRINCIPAL ENGINEER, DEEP LEARNING  Mehdi joins us from several years of leading the Deep Learning research team at Cisco, where he worked after completing his Ph.D. in Electrical & System Engineering at UPenn. Mehdi works closely with Victor and the Oxford researchers to apply state of the art 3D computer vision neural networks to give 6D developer apps an understanding of the real world.

MEHDI NIKKHAH

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER, DEEP LEARNING

Mehdi joins us from several years of leading the Deep Learning research team at Cisco, where he worked after completing his Ph.D. in Electrical & System Engineering at UPenn. Mehdi works closely with Victor and the Oxford researchers to apply state of the art 3D computer vision neural networks to give 6D developer apps an understanding of the real world.

IAN RIOS-SIALER   ENGINEER, COMPUTER VISION  Ian is a computer vision and deep learning engineer who joined us from Civil Maps, where he worked for several years building large scale 3D maps for autonomous vehicles, and dealing with the unique challenges of constructing these maps at scale.

IAN RIOS-SIALER

ENGINEER, COMPUTER VISION

Ian is a computer vision and deep learning engineer who joined us from Civil Maps, where he worked for several years building large scale 3D maps for autonomous vehicles, and dealing with the unique challenges of constructing these maps at scale.

SASCHKA UNSELD   CREATIVE STRATEGIST  Saschka is a world-renowned Emmy & Peabody winning writer, director and creative leader in immersive experiences. He previously co-founded Oculus Story Studio & multi Academy Award nominated Studio Soi. He was a Cinematographer and Director at Pixar Animation Studios on The Blue Umbrella. Aside from his work with 6D, he is also the co-founder and CCO of Tomorrow Never Knows, a leading VR/AR/XR Production Studio that utilizes cutting edge emerging technologies like 6D for storytelling.

SASCHKA UNSELD

CREATIVE STRATEGIST

Saschka is a world-renowned Emmy & Peabody winning writer, director and creative leader in immersive experiences. He previously co-founded Oculus Story Studio & multi Academy Award nominated Studio Soi. He was a Cinematographer and Director at Pixar Animation Studios on The Blue Umbrella. Aside from his work with 6D, he is also the co-founder and CCO of Tomorrow Never Knows, a leading VR/AR/XR Production Studio that utilizes cutting edge emerging technologies like 6D for storytelling.