From a cozy, kinda messy lab in Menlo Park, our team experiments with new methods of tracking and translating movement (and what it means) each and every day. We respect technology and the humans using it equally.
We’re inspired by the idea of a product so completely tuned to a person, it dissolves, leaving only experience behind. We believe our role is to enable developers and content creators with tools that make their goals achievable, and bring their stories to life.
From virtual reality to drones and smart homes, Nod is redefining the way we converse with our machines. Read on to learn a bit more about our accomplished, ambitious team and advisors.
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FOUNDER & CEO
With over 17 years of experience building innovative products, 30 patents pending or issued, and a couple of legendary mountains climbed, Anush is one of those “impossible is nothing” types. Prior to founding Nod Labs, he was part of the original Chromebooks team at Google, and a lead engineer at Agnilux, FireEye and Cisco.
VISION AND MOTION ALGORITHMS EXPERT
After developing sensor fusion algorithms to assist in autonomous flight, he joined Nod with the goal of quantifying and interpreting human movement. The statistical and analytical techniques he employed in aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics are the underpinnings of Nod immersive VR.
Subash is a system software generalist who has built innovative products from the ground up. He has more than 14 years of experience in various responsibilities of software engineering. He has worked on and shipped great products at Sony, Motorola, TI & Samsung before he joined Nod in 2013.
VISION ALGORITHMS ENGINEER
A full-stack data scientist with a PhD in Mathematics and Statistics, Jake is a critical part of our computer vision team, bringing over 16 years of career experience in applied mathematics. He currently lives in Maine with a tiny little dog named Branberry.
COMPUTER VISION ENGINEER
UCSD Electrical & Computer Engineering Ph.D.. Interests are image processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition. He has over 16 years of relevant experience with publications and patents. He is skilled at developing robust algorithms that can be used in real-life systems.
NOD ACTIVE ADVISOR / UIUC LECTURER & CONSULTANT
UIUC Lecturer, former Oculus Research Scientist and consultant in the field of robotics, numerical methods, kinematics, sampling theory, motion planning, and AI, Anna strengthens Nod with an impressive repertoire of research, experience and expertise in the science of VR.
Director at Udacity, helping to bring high quality education and new employment opportunities to the world at large scale. Previously co-founded the Virtual Reality team at Google and worked on Physical Interaction research — to make user interaction more direct, intuitive and enjoyable. Before that, worked on the Autonomous Car at the Artificial Intelligence Lab of Stanford University, co-founded the 3D Vision Lab and Numovis Inc., a tech startup focused on motion tracking and computer vision for user interaction. Received his PhD in computer science from the Department of Computer Science of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany (Autonomous Intelligent Systems).
SOFTWARE ENGINEER - QA
Sneha is a shiny, squeaky fresh grad from the University of Southern California with a Masters in Computer Science. That's where she discovered her fascination for all things gaming and VR. She spends most of her time these days trapped in an HMD. But when she does manage to pry herself free from them, she keeps hitting the team with bugs to fix up.