DR. GARY BRADSKI, PHD
CEO AT OPENCV
Gary is a leading entrepreneur and researcher in computer vision and machine learning. He founded and still runs (CEO of) the most popular computer vision library in the world: OpenCV.
Gary Bradski organized the computer vision team for Stanley, the autonomous car that won the $2M DARPA Grand Challenge which in turn kicked off the autonomous driving industry. Stanley now resides in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. Gary served as a visiting Professor at Stanford University Computer Science department for seven years where he co-founded the Stanford AI Robot (STAIR) Project which was the forerunner of the robot operating system (ROS) and PR2 robot developed at Willow Garage where he also served as Senior Scientist and manager. Gary is active in startups — he helped develop one of the first Video Search startups, VideoSurf, that sold to Microsoft in 2011. He founded Industrial Perception Inc. which sold to Google in 2013 and he created the Silicon Valley office of Magic Leap. He has a long list of patents and publications and two textbooks and sits on the boards and advisory boards of several Silicon Valley Companies and is an angel investor in several others.