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Dov Katz – understanding the machines around us

September 28, 2018

The world today is mostly run by machines and powered by computers. Look around and you will see the evidence of modern technology. The cellular phones, smart televisions, gaming gadgets and electronics, modern hospital equipment, and industrial equipment, they are all powered by computers. They have a huge impact on human lives. They make the hard task easy, big world small, and entertainment possible with just a touch of fingers. Thanks to the continuous advancement in technology.

Dov KatzOne man who is interested in how machine works and the impact of computers in our daily lives is Dov Katz, also known as Dubi Katz. He is a computer expert from Israel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering. From Tel-Aviv University, he moved to the United States to have his masters and Ph.D. degree in computer science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His interest in the modern technology has enabled him to land a career as a senior engineer in Oculus. He led various projects and became a significant part of the company. In fact, he was one of the brilliant minds behind the famous Oculus Rift VR, a virtual reality headset that when worn will deliver an immersive experience. Dov Katz was the one who created the original position tracking for Oculus Rift VR.

He became the head of computer vision at Oculus until such time that it was acquired by Facebook for over $2 billion both in cash and stock. Today, Dov Katz continues to improve his knowledge of computer vision, machine learning, and the modern technology as a whole.