Pinterest hires Chuck Rosenberg to head its computer vision unit

By : |January 31, 2018 0

Pinterest announced that it is hiring former Google computer vision research head Chuck Rosenberg to be the company’s new head of computer vision department and lead its visual discovery engineering team.

Rosenberg, while at Google was responsible for image search and image understanding groups and helped the company implement its first neural nets. Before working for Google, Rosenberg worked at HP Labs and was one of iRobot’s earliest employees.

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Vanja Josifovski, CTO, Pinterest, said, “With 25 plus years of experience leading large-scale computer vision and machine learning projects, Chuck’s expertise will be valuable in moving our products to the next level and inspiring our growing user base of Pinners to take action on the ideas they discover.”

Rosenberg joins an executive team made up heavily of former Google employees. Rosenberg will directly report to Josifovski (former Technical Lead at Google) and will begin by working on the company’s visual discovery roadmap, which includes Lens camera search and object detection projects. Recently, the company hired former Facebooker Gary Johnson to head the business development team.

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