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Daniel Maynes Aminzade

Former Adjunct, Class of


Courses Taught: Mashups: Remixing the Web

Dan Maynes Aminzade is a software engineer at Google's New York
office, where he works on Google Maps. He completed his Ph.D. in
Computer Science at Stanford University, where he developed a computer
vision toolkit and taught a course on computer vision for HCI. Before
coming to Stanford, Dan received his M.S. in Media Arts & Sciences
from the MIT Media Lab, and his B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie
Mellon University. He has spent summers as a visiting researcher at
Walt Disney Imagineering, Adobe Systems, Microsoft, MERL, FXPAL, and
the University of Tokyo.

Dan's interests include web technologies, mobile devices, computer
vision, and tangible and augmented reality interfaces that incorporate
non-traditional channels of input and output. His projects have been
exhibited at CHI, UIST, Siggraph, NextFest, NEXT, Dorkbot, Art
Interactive, and the San Jose Museum of Art, and have been written up
in Engadget, Gizmodo, Slashdot and the New York Times. Dan has also
been profiled on TechTV, Pro7, and in the film "Nerdcore for Life."