Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman is a Research Scientist focusing on computer vision, graphics, computational photography, AR, and VR. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Allen School at the University of Washington. Ira founded a startup Dreambit that was acquired by Facebook Inc. She received her Ph.D in computer science and applied mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her works were awarded the Google faculty award, Madrona prize, the “Innovation of the 2016 Year Award” by Geekwire, selected to the covers of CACM and SIGGRAPH, and covered by most national and international media and press with special TV episodes, e.g., age progression for missing children. Her Moving Portraits work was tech transferred to Google Inc. Ira’s research is in the intersection of computer vision, computer graphics and learning, with particular interest on people modeling and virtual and augmented reality.


Computer vision and graphics, augmented and virtual reality, modeling people, 3D reconstruction, animation, and visualizations of massive photo collections.