Google Poaches Microsoft Kinect Developer Johnny Chung Lee

Posted Jan 27, 2011

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has hired Johnny Chung Lee. Lee was is famous for hacking the Wii and for being a developer in Kinect. Now Lee will be the “Rapid Evaluator” at Google. Lee said that he spent about three years working on human tracking algorithms for the Kinect. Lee had worked at Microsoft’s Applied Sciences group. He has a PhD in Human-Computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon.