Michael Gormish is leading research at Clarifai, working on better machine learning for image classification, visual search and object detection. At a previous startup he was responsible for two search engines which connected images from mobile phones to AR experiences. His research as a computer vision scientist has included inventing algorithms used in video games, digital cinema, satellite and medical image acquisition. He led several aspects of the JPEG 2000 standardization and provided key inventions used in photocopiers, digital cameras, tablets and imaging services. Michael was named Ricoh Patent Master for being a co-inventor of over 100 US patents. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering focused on image and data compression from Stanford University and has served the research community as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and the Journal of Electronic Imaging. Currently he is interested in changing the world via image understanding.