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Iman Sadeghi is a world traveler, scientist, engineer, nature lover, animal lover, dog lover, poodle whisperer, skydiver, scuba diver, photographer, dancer, burner, father and an artist at heart.

Iman is continually fascinated by the structure, complexity and the beauty of the multiverse and is aspired to analyse it from different perspectives.

Sadeghi has earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

Sadeghi has worked in prestigious companies such as Google, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Lucasfilm.

Sadeghi is the Founder and the Chief Karma Officer (CKO) at Karma Collective, which is a collection of social impact businesses focused on creating more good Karma in the world.

One of his favorite quotes, by Sir William Wallace, a Scottish knight and warrior who sacrificed his life for the sake of love and freedom, is "Every man dies, not every man really lives."

In a parallel universe, he lives an extraordinary life as Imanopolo.



On this website, you can find ways to contact Iman, learn a bit more about him, follow his professional journey and to explore his world.






















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Journey

  • 2018 - Present

    Karma Collective

    Founder & Chief Karma Officer (CKO)

    Karma Collective's Mission Statement:
    Collective of social impact businesses creating more good Karma in the world.


  • 2017

    Pinscreen

    VP of Engineering

    Pinscreen's Mission Statement which Dr. Sadeghi coauthored:
    Revolutionizing digital communication and online human interactions with user-generated and personalized 3D virtual avatars.

    Read about how Pinscreen and its CEO derailed from the mission in the lawsuit.




  • 2011 - 2017

    Google

    Researcher/Software Engineer

    Google's Mission Statement:
    Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

    Gained Experience With:
    * Robust Software System Architectures
    * Reliable Scalable Distributed Systems
    * Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

    Google Brain [2015 - 2017]
    * Deployed Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning for Google's internal Face Tracking and Face Recognition.
    * Rearchitected and optimized Deep Convelotional Neural Networks for mobile and proprietary devices.

    Google Ads [2013 - 2015]
    * Worked on calculating, reporting and planning for Unique Reach & Frequency metrics for Google AdSense.
    * Worked on targeting and optimization for brand advertisers with primary focus on views (CPM) rather than clicks (CPC).

    Google Photos [2011 - 2013]
    * Worked on Auto-Awesome features for Google Photos including Auto-enhancement and Auto-animation.
    * Improved Google's internal processes for image encoding, editing and enhancement.


  • 2011

    University of California, San Diego

    Ph.D. in Computer Science/Computer Graphics

    Ph.D. Dissertation: Controlling the Appearance of Specular Microstructures
    Advisor: Prof. Henrik Wann Jensen

    GPA: 4.0


  • 2010

    Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)

    Research & Development Engineer

    Lucasfilm's Mission Statement:
    Specializing in work that spans the entire entertainment spectrum, including production of original content, postproduction effects and audio for external clients, licensed products, and gaming.

    R&D Department at ILM, Lucasfilm's Visual Effects Division:
    Designed and implemented a volumetric approximation for Hair Occlusion under image-based lighting for the Johnny Depp Movie Rango.


  • 2008 - 2009

    Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Research & Development Engineer/Consultant

    Walt Disney's Mission Statement:
    Develop the most creative, innovative and profitable entertainment experiences and related products in the world.

    Look Developement Department:
    Designed, implemented, productionized, published and patented An Artist Friendly Hair Shading System for the Disney movie Tangled.


  • 2008

    University of California, San Diego

    M.Sc. in Computer Science/Computer Graphics

    M.Sc. Thesis: Photorealistic Rendering of Human Hair Fibers
    Advisor: Prof. Henrik Wann Jensen

    GPA: 3.97


  • 2006

    Sharif University of Technology

    B.Sc. in Computer Engineering

    B.Sc. Thesis: Optimal Point Removal in Map Labeling

    Advisor: Prof. Mohammad Ghodsi

    GPA: 18.65/20

    Graduated 1st in Class from the Computer Engineering department.


  • 2002

    National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents

    High School Diploma in Mathematics and Physics

    Less than the Top 1% of students nationwide are admitted to the program.


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