Zeeshan Zia

Seattle, Washington, US

AI researcher, seeking CoFounder for Robotics/AI startup
Zeeshan's Skills
Deep Learning
Technical Project Leadership
Research and Development (R&D)
Mobile Robotics
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Machine Learning

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group


About Zeeshan

I am a researcher in the AI/computer vision/robotics space looking to build technology that will power the next generation of AI-enabled products.

I am a regular contributor to Quora, and you can find my views on various topics in AI technology there: https://www.quora.com/profile/Zeeshan-Zia-1


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt

Work Experience

Senior Scientist

Microsoft HoloLens

April 2017 - Today

Deep learning and computer vision R&D work.

Research Scientist

NEC Laboratories America

October 2015 - March 2017

Integrated a real-time autonomous driving pipeline. Research on 3D object detection and road surface understanding. Half a dozen USPTO applications.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Imperial College London

January 2014 - September 2015

Led the computer vision side of the SLAMBench opensource project used by Google, Intel, and MagicLeap, to benchmark 3D perception for mobile robots. Machine learning for systems.


Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

PhD in Computer Vision and Machine Learning

2009 - 2013

Munich University of Technology, Germany

MS in Electrical Engineering

2007 - 2009