Dr. Mark Fiala is a computer vision researcher who has worked both in the academic world in computer vision and in industry doing electrical engineering. Mark grew up as a robotics hobbyist and pursued computer vision to make "eyes for robots." However, he later discovered other uses for computer vision. Mark studied electrical and computer vision in Canada and took part in several startup companies in varied areas of telecom and panoramic imaging before working for four years in the Computational Video Group of Canada's National Research Council. At the NRC, he applied computer vision to other areas including Augmented Reality.