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SCIEN Talk: Street View 2018 - The Newest Generation of Mapping Hardware

Topic: 
Street View 2018 - The Newest Generation of Mapping Hardware
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Packard 101
Speaker: 
Dr. Steve Silverman (Google)
Abstract / Description: 

A brief overview of Street View from it's inception 10 years ago until now will be presented. Street level Imagery has been the prime objective for Google's Street View in the past, and has now migrated into a state-of-the-art mapping platform. Challenges and solutions to the design and fabrication of the imaging system and optimization of hardware to align with specific software post processing will be discussed. Real world challenges of fielding hardware in 80+ countries will also be addressed.

Bio:

Steven Silverman is a Technical Program Manager at Google, Inc developing and deploying camera/mapping systems for Google.com/Street View. He has developed flash lidar systems which are part of the SpaceX Dragon Vehicle birthing system. He was the Chief Engineer for the Thermal Emission Spectrometers (TES and Mini-TES) for Mars Global Surveyor, both Mars Exploration Rovers, as well as the Chief Engineer for the Thermal Emission Imaging System (Themis) for Mars Odyssey. He graduated from Cal Poly SLO in Engineering Science, and has an MS in ECE from UCSB.