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Mobile Augmented Reality Apps: Some Fundamental Research Challenges and Commercial Opportunities
Thursday, Oct 11, 2012
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Location: ECSS 2.311

Dr. Shoshana Loeb, PhD
2M Companies

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Augmented reality applications are gaining popularity in a wide range of domains and particularly for mobile devices.  The effectiveness of these applications is critically dependent on solving a set of research problems that are “AI hard" with unprecedented scale and scope.

In the talk we will look at various aspects of augmented reality applications and discuss the nature of the progress so far and research trends moving forward. We will conclude with a look at the various commercial opportunities on the horizon.




Dr. Shoshana Loeb has a proven track record in creating and growing disruptive high tech organizations and businesses. At 2M Companies she is dividing her time between growing the intellectual assets of the investment portfolio and creating new business concepts that further the mission of 2M. Prior to joining 2M Shoshi was a chief scientist and executive director at the Applied Research organization at Telcordia Technologies (formerly, Bell Communications Research and Bell Labs and now part of Ericsson). Prior, she was the founder and CEO of Elity Systems, a venture backed software startup that is now owned by IBM. Shoshi holds an award-winning Ph.D. in Mathematics from The Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Artificial Intelligence at Yale University. She holds several US patents, authored numerous publications and coauthored the book “The Fabric of Mobile Services: Software Paradigms and Business Demands” (Wiley, 2009) and is now working on a book on "Information Filtering and Personalization" that was accepted for publication by Springer Verlag. Dr. Shoshana Loeb was Executive in Residence at Murex Investments and is on the investment advisory board of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Dr. Shoshana Loeb moved to Dallas from Philadelphia last year. She grew up on a farm in Israel and enjoys family, hiking, and writing fiction.





         Date:        Thursday, October 11, 2012

         Time:       10:30am to 11:30am

         Location: ECS South 2.311


         Refreshments will be served at 10:15am



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