Vincent Vanhoucke

I am a Principal Scientist at Google, and a Tech Lead in the Google Brain team, focussing on Deep Learning and Robotics.

Prior to that, I lead the Brain Team's perception efforts: images, speech, video, and mobile devices.

Before that, I managed the speech recognition quality research team. That team is behind all the recent advances in speech recognition accuracy on Android and Chrome.

I previously worked for, a visual search engine for online shopping. The company is also behind Riya, a photo hosting site using image recognition technologies to search for digital pictures, one of the first to use image recognition technologies to organize and annotate consumer photographs. The company was acquired by Google in 2010.

Prior to, I was in the R&D team at Nuance, working on automatic speech recognition.

I completed a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, with Prof. Robert M. Gray and Dr. Ananth Sankar.

I have published many papers in the general area of machine learning for perception.

I grew up in France, near Paris, where most of my my family still lives.

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, © 2005 Richard Freeda