Augmented Reality + Artificial Intelligence

Powered by our state-of-the-art deep learning expertise and cognitive science research, our mission is to change the way you perceive and navigate the world, forever.

Clear. Safe. Precise.

Our next-gen deep learning technology offers real-time road understanding and detection AI with breakthrough speed and precision. Providing the most natural visual navigation and safety assistance on the market.

Technology Overview

Road understanding AI in real time

Fast and accurate semantic segmentation powered by our ground-breaking deep learning and computer vision techniques enables our road understanding AI to distinguish different semantic categories at the pixel level, all in real time, on your phone.

On device smartphone computation

Ultra-lightweight deep neural networks from our AI and cognitive science research, analyzes objects and contextual information through a single smartphone camera, that runs completely on-device without any cloud or peripheral processing.

Meet Our Team

Chen-Ping Yu

Co-Founder, CEO
Dr. Chen-Ping Yu is the co-founder and CEO of Phiar, with over 10 years of cutting-edge research and innovations in computer vision, machine learning, and AI. He was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University researching neuro-inspired deep learning. Prior to that and armed with an MS/PhD in Computer Science, he focused his research on computer vision, machine learning, and brain-inspired vision models. He is the recipient of numerous honors and fellowships, including National Science Foundation. His AI research has appeared in top-tier venues in computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, cognitive science, and neuroscience that includes ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS (formerly NIPS), and PNAS.

Aaditya Chandrasekhar

Chief Software Architect
Aaditya leads the mobile software infrastructure and device-level deep learning model optimization efforts at Phiar, and brings in 10+ years of software optimization and graphics engineering experience. Prior to joining Phiar, Aaditya was a Staff Engineer at VMware and led the graphics platform development, and also worked at Apple as a Senior Software Engineer on XCode-Simulator graphics platform. Aside from these roles, he was the co-founding CTO of Push Computing which was acquired by MobileIron in 2012. Aaditya holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and his undergraduate thesis on computer graphics techniques focused on ray tracing.

Victor Tran

Lead Designer
Victor is an experienced digital designer with a deep affinity for storytelling. He specializes in experience and visual design and has worked for Microsoft and on projects with the NFL, Minecraft, Xbox, Seeing AI, Bonnaroo, and the British Premier League for , web, mobile, tablet, desktop and console space. More recently, Victor has been pushing the boundaries of design with emerging technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality for HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, and HoloLens.

Lan Le

Software Engineer
Lan is a software engineer at Phiar with interests in image processing, computer vision and deep learning. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in signal and image processing. Prior to Phiar, he worked with a startup in Vietnam to develop an image processing algorithm to determine the blood glucose level from glucose test strips. He is now responsible for the testing and deployment of computer vision algorithms on the app as well as assisting in developing and maintaining the app’s software infrastructure.

Careers at Phiar

Phiar is always looking for great talent.

Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA
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