Expert in Residence
Luc Vincent is VP of Engineering at Lyft, where he founded and currently leads the "Lyft Level 5 Engineering Center", focused on self-driving technology. Prior to Lyft, he spent over a decade at Google as Senior Director of Engineering, leading all imagery-related activities of Google's Geo group. Luc is recognized in particular for having bootstrapped Street View and turned it into an iconic Google product, available in 100 countries around the globe. Luc is listed as an inventor on almost 100 issued patents and has over 60 publications in the area of computer vision, image analysis and document recognition. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), and for the Journal of Electronic Imaging. Luc earned his B.S. from Ecole Polytechnique (France), M.S. in Computer Science from University of Paris XI, and PhD in Mathematical Morphology from Ecole des Mines de Paris. In addition, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Applied Sciences of Harvard University.