Iranian inventor moves from Google to Amazon

Babak Parviz - Iranian Inventor
Babak Parviz - Iranian Inventor

Iranian inventor credited with development of Google Glass moves to Amazon.

Babak Parviz, the Iranian architect of Google Glass, has confirmed reports that he’s leaving Google for Amazon. Parviz, who was born in Tehran, moved to the US after getting a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology. In the United States, he secured another degree in electrical engineering, this time a Ph.D., from the University of Michigan. The following is an excerpt of a report Haft-e Sobh (Seven-Thirty AM) newspaper ran on the Iranian genius:

Babak Parviz, the man who is credited with the development of Google Glass, has announced the move to Amazon via his Google+ page. Parviz, a heavyweight in the Silicon Valley giant, has said he seeks new goals in moving to Amazon, which is going from strength to strength thanks to the presence of Jeff Bezos at its helm. […]

Six years ago Parviz was named as one of top 35 inventors in the world thanks to his involvement in “smart lens”, another Google project.

Six years ago Parviz was named as one of top 35 inventors in the world thanks to his involvement in “smart lens”, another Google project.

Parviz, who is “super excited” about the move, has not mentioned anything about his exact role at the e-commerce company. However, The Verge website speculates that Parviz might help Amazon with the Fire Phone.

Parviz, a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard, has also taught courses at the University of Washington in Seattle and holds several key positions in research centers in Washington State. He has won several awards, among other things, for his innovativeness in genetics and for his development of a single-engine plane back home.

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