Hi everybody! I’m Stephen, and I share a name with one of the worst people in America. I’m also cofounder and SVP of Engineering at Fyusion, a 3D imaging and computer vision company (which is now a member of the Cox Automotive family!) I have a passion for bridging the gap between research and production, and like to talk about it.
Prior to founding Fyusion, I was a PhD student at Stanford University studying Computer Science. I’m interested in Computer Vision and Machine Learning, though my heart will always be in Robotics. In my grad life I focused on RGB-D perception; mainly on how to get meaningful information out of cheap, Kinect-like sensors. Take a look at my Projects page for more information.
At Stanford, I worked with Sebastian Thrun and Vladlen Koltun, though you might have caught me pushing to the Point Cloud Library and other Open Perception-affiliated projects. In my undergrad life at Berkeley, I worked on personal robotics with Pieter Abbeel: laundry folding, surgical knot tying, angering senators, showing up in acclaimed documentaries, and occasionally going viral for reasons I shouldn’t put on my CV. I’m a Google Hertz Fellow, SAP Stanford Graduate Fellow, and NSF Fellow alumnus.
When not programming robots or angering senators, I like to pass the time by writing fiction and non-fiction, reviewing movies and arguing about them on The Spoiler Warning Podcast. I’m also a fan of beer, scotch, coffee, sushi, dark comedy, David Foster Wallace, and most other things which define a snob. But I’m not a snob, I promise. Oh, and I love to travel. Okay, maybe I’m a snob.
Feel free to contact me at stephen __at__ cs.stanford.edu. If you don’t hear back from me within a day or two, you should try again; I’m absentminded, but I almost always cave in to harassment.