Vincent, Luc

Engineering Director Google


Luc Vincent joined Google in 2004. He is an Engineering Director responsible for a number projects centered around computer vision, including Google's Optical Character Recognition (OCR) efforts, Street View (a project he started in his Google "20% time"), Geo efforts around oblique imagery and 3D buildings, and several others. Before Google, Luc was Chief Scientist, and then Vice President of Document Imaging at LizardTech, a developer of advanced image compression software. Prior to this, he led an R&D team at the prestigious Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). He was also Director of Software Development at Scansoft (now Nuance) and held various technical management and individual contributor positions at Xerox Corporation. Luc has over 60 publications in the area of vision, image analysis and document understanding. He recently served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) and for the Journal of Electronic Imaging. He has also served as chair for SPIE's conferences on Document Recognition, the International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology (ISMM), and in the program committee of numerous conferences and workshops. Luc earned his B.S. from Ecole Poly technique, M.S. in Computer Science from University of Paris XI, and PhD in Mathematical Morphology from the Ecole des Mines de Paris in 1990.