I love turning advanced technologies into magical products. Most of my work is in spatial computing, mixed reality (AR/VR), projection, smart home, and generative AI / LLMs. I’m currently working on something new at Amazon Devices as the Head of Product. I co-founded Lightform, a VC backed startup making projection mapping easy with computer vision. I have a PhD in Computer Science from UIUC, at the intersection of computer vision & HCI. Before graduating, I was a serial research intern at Walt Disney Imagineering on AR/VR and Microsoft Research inventing IllumiRoom and RoomAlive.

Amazon Devices

Head of Product (Mgr, Product Management) 

2021 – present

I lead a product team comprised of product managers, UX designers, UX researchers, motion designers, and design technologists within Amazon Devices (Lab126) New Products. We own the “what” and “why” of the product across the hardware and software, including the strategy, go-to-market, user experience, and detailed requirements.


CEO & Co-Founder

2015 – 2022

Lightform‘s products transform spaces & experiences using projection mapping, adding magical effects & ambient interfaces to any object. Lightform uses computer vision to make projection mapping easy. Lightform was a VC backed hardware startup in San Francisco. 

Grew PhD thesis into a hardware company shipping 12,000+ units, with 26 full-time employees, and raising $18M Seed to Series A. Experienced in full lifecycle B2B and B2C product design & go-to-market. Invented, shipped, & sustained 3 new hardware / software products with an additional 3 products in development: 1 in private beta, 1 in development, 1 in R&D.

  • Product: Managed a product/design team, wrote initial PRDs, spec’d minimum lovable product, and post-launch spec’d new features and hundreds small improvements and bugs resulting in our flagship product at 72 NPS.
  • Marketing: Directly owned product marketing, website design & backend, and press. Contributed to organic & paid ads content.
  • Operations: Raised $18M including Lux Capital, Dolby Family Ventures, Seven Seas Partners, Baidu Ventures, Amazon Alexa Fund, and more. Owned fundraising, investor reporting, & financials.

LFX. 2021

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LF2/C Launch Video. 2020

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LF1 Launch Video. 2018

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Invented IllumiRoom, a projector that surrounds your TV with immersive visuals with Hrvoje Benko, Andy Wilson and Eyal Ofek. Featured in the CES 2013 Microsoft/Samsung Keynote.

CHI 2013 paper (Best paper award & best video award)


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Created a unified, scalable framework, RoomAlive, for covering an entire room in interactive projection mapping via multiple projector-camera units. With Raj Sodhi, Mike Murdock, Ravish Mehra, Hrvoje Benko, Andy Wilson, Eyal Ofek, Blair MacIntyre, & Lior Shapira.

UIST 2014 paper


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Education 👨‍🏫

PhD, 2015

UIUC (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) #5 US university in CS
Computer Science: Computer Vision & Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Focused on VR/AR.
Advised by David Forsyth (Computer Vision) & Brian Bailey (HCI)

BS, 2008

UIUC (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) #5 US university in CS
Computer Science. Minor equivalent in fine art.
Bronze tablet (summa cum laude) 3.99/4.00 GPA.

Disney Imagineering 🐭


VR/AR and projection mapping tools with Mark Mine & Bei Yang.

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Optimizing surface color for projection

UIST 2015

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The future of photography with depth sensors


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Around Device Interaction

Spatial input for navigation

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Build Your World

Surface particles for generative projected AR content

ISMAR 2010

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Electronic Arts 🎮

Technical artist intern at Electronic Arts on the Sims 3. Implemented plugin for Maya enabling in Maya previews of final game procedural textures


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Publications 📰

Patents 📄

Awards 🏆


Grad School


  • Bronze Tablet (Summa cum laude), 2008. 3.99/4.00 GPA (BS in CS)
  • Dunn Systems Undergraduate Scholarship, 2008
  • Daniel L. Slotnick Scholarship, 2007
  • Ruth and Harold Hayward Scholarship, 2007
  • Illinois General Assembly Legislative Scholarship, 2005

Skills 👨🏼‍💻


Languages: C/C++, C#, Python, Matlab
Libraries: OpenCV, Qt, OpengGL, PCL, FFmpeg, Unity, UE
Software: Adobe (Ps, Ai, Pr, Ae), TouchDesigner, Maya, Jira admin

Talks 💁🏼

Hobbies 🏃🏼

  • Endurance sports: running (mostly 1/2 marathons), triathlons (70.3 Ironman)
  • New media: creative coding, motion graphics, 3D modeling, photography, cinematography, graphic design.
  • Traditional media: oil/acrylic painting, sculpture, wood working.

Favorite reading 📚