Luc Vincent - -
After a working on computer vision applied to document imaging for over a decade, Luc Vincent joined the Google Books team in 2004. In his Google "20% time", he helped bootstrap a research project attempting to systematically capture large amounts of street level images and make them universally accessible and useful. Under Luc's leadership, the project became Google Street View, officially launched in May 2007 and is now available in over 65 countries. Luc then branched out to other types of imagery, such as aerial and satellite imagery. Currently, he is engineering director in charge of all imagery for Google's Geo products - including Street View and related panoramic photography efforts.