Luc Vincent

4237 Manuela Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-947-0717. Day: 650-248-2410 Resume in PDF Format


Over 20 years experience in applied computer vision R&D, software development, and R&D management. Internationally recognized expert in image processing & analysis, document analysis & recognition, and OCR. Equally effective in startups, large business groups, commercial research labs, or as independent consultant. Strong leadership skills, with substantial experience managing large and distributed technical/operations teams, and coordination of complex programs across business groups.


Ph.D. in Morphological Image Processing, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, France, 1990

Masters (``Diplôme d'Études Avancées'') in Computer Science, Paris XI University, France, 1987

B.S. (``Diplôme d'Ingénieur''), Majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science, Ecole Polytechnique, France, 1986


Google, Inc.


Director, Engineering

Head of several large geo-related projects, including Google Maps' Street View, unveiled in May 2007. Responsible for various engineering aspects of Google Book Search. Head of Google OCR-related initiatives. Founder and manager of several new engineering efforts.

LizardTech, Inc.


LizardTech is an imaging software company focusing on the compression and efficient delivery of complex content over computer networks. In 2000, the company acquired the DjVu (pronounced ``Déjà-Vu'') document compression and delivery technology from AT&T Labs. DjVu is a file format, a set of advanced document image compression algorithms, and a technology platform for distributing color documents, whether scanned or electronically produced. LizardTech is commercializing and further developing this outstanding technology, targeting it to become the de facto standard for document delivery over the Internet.

Vice President, Document Imaging (2003-2004)

Responsible for all aspects of the LizardTech document imaging product line, including, marketing, strategy, product management, alliances, etc.

Chief Scientist, Document Imaging (2001-2003)

Share time evenly between technical activities, product development and business development, all centered around DjVu.

Director of Applied Research, Document Imaging (2000-2001)

Led DjVu Applied Research team while remaining an active individual contributor. Along with senior staff, helped refine company strategy in the area of document imaging and played proactive role in business development.

Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Advanced Systems Development Laboratory


The Adanced Systems Development Lab (ASD) is the newest lab at PARC. Its mission is twofold: help Xerox realize the value of PARC research through effective technology transfer; bring business group needs and perspective back to PARC.

Manager, Imaging Components & Services

Led a team of 8 researchers and developers. Supported ASD's mission in the area of imaging through development of rock-solid sofware components. Collaborated with other PARC teams and coordinated efforts with Xerox business groups.

ScanSoft, Inc.


ScanSoft is a Xerox subsidiary with a complex history: founded in the 80s by Ray Kurzweil to make reading machines for the blind, it was acquired by Xerox a few years later, progressively shifted its focus to scanning software, and eventually went public in early 1999 through a reverse merger with Visioneer. From 1990 to 1999, it was known as Xerox Imaging Systems (XIS), and for three of these years, it was folded into a large Xerox group called the Software Solutions Division (SSD).

Director, Advanced Development, ScanSoft (Palo Alto, CA, 1997-1999)

Director, Software Development, Xerox Software Solutions Division (Palo Alto, CA, 1996-1997)

Manager, Image Processing and Analysis, Xerox Imaging Systems (Peabody, MA, 1995-1996)

Member of Technical Staff, Xerox Imaging Systems (Peabody, MA, 1991-1995)

Harvard University, Robotics Laboratory


Postdoctoral Fellow

École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, France


Associate Research Fellow


Independent image analysis consultant since 1988. Clients in a wide range of fields, including medical imaging, remote sensing, automated inspection, optometry, oil exploration, etc. Some key customers and projects include: