Alessandro Bissacco received his B. S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Padua, Italy, in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), in 2006. He is a software engineer at Google since January 2007. He has worked on projects involving image matching, landmark recognition, object detection, text detection and OCR. His contributions are in use in several Google services such as Streetview, Google Goggles and Image Search. Currently he leads Google efforts on developing new technology for reading text from camera images in unconstrained environments, such as Google Goggles and Streetview. His research interests include image segmentation, object recognition, video segmentation, deep learning, and application of Bayesian probabilistic models in Computer Vision.