Founding Team


Lubomir Bourdev


Lubomir holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, 20 years of professional experience, 50+ issued patents and 4000+ citations. He was a founding member of Facebook AI Research, and founded and led the Facebook AML computer vision team. At Facebook he led the development of the image and video content recognition engine, which is run on every photo and every second of every video to infer objects, scenes, places of interest and activities. Prior to Facebook, Lubomir was a Senior Research Scientist at Adobe Research where he led development of numerous computer vision and graphics features in Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign and other Adobe products. Lubomir likes biking, hiking and traveling.


Oren Rippel


Oren holds a Ph.D. from MIT, and was a research fellow at Harvard as part of the Harvard Intelligent Probabilistic Systems group. He specializes in machine learning, with expertise in deep learning and Bayesian optimization. Oren holds a B.Sc. in Combined Honours in Mathematics and Physics from UBC, where he was thevaledictorian of his class. Oren is a recipient of the MIT Presidential Graduate Fellowship, was recognized as a Wesbrook Scholar, is a recipient of the Millennium Excellence Award, and was ranked 5th in Canada in the CAP Physics University Prize Competition. He can often be found training in Krav Maga, skiing, and learning new languages.