Christian Plagemann is the VP of Learning Products at Udacity; Udacity helps bring high-quality education and new employment opportunities to the world. Previously Christian, co-founded the Google VR team, the Daydream platform and worked on Physical Interaction research at Google — to make user interaction more direct, intuitive and enjoyable.
Before that, he worked on the Self-Driving Car at the Artificial Intelligence Lab of Stanford University and co-founded the 3D Vision Lab and Numovis Inc., a tech startup focused on motion tracking and computer vision for user interaction. Christian received his PhD in computer science from the Department of Computer Science of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany (Autonomous Intelligent Systems). Christian has a deep interest in the intersection of VR, simulation, and autonomous systems including robotics, self-driving cars, and drones/flying cars.