Simon Lynen

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Senior Staff Software Engineer

Simon is a tech lead manager at Google Zurich. His group focuses on providing high precision mobile-phone localization as part of the Visual Positioning Service (VPS). Devices with Google’s augmented reality capabilities can leverage VPS to enable global scale location aware experiences such as ARCore CloudAnchors and GoogleMaps LiveView. Simon earned a doctorate at the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich with a focus on visual navigation and localization algorithms for robotics, mobile devices, and autonomous cars. As visiting researcher, Simon contributed central pieces to core algorithms of Google’s ARCore. In talks at TEDx Zurich, ThinkingDigital, Zurich Minds, and scientific conferences, Simon has provided a behind-the-scenes view of the ARCore technology and its latest capabilities.

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