Dr. David Michael is a technologist known for industrial computer vision and pattern recognition algorithms and applications. As Director of Core Vision Tool Development, David heads the research and development of AI software for machine vision products at Cognex Corporation. David has written or co-authored over 50 issued US patents in different aspects of machine vision, including 3D vision, pose estimation, camera and robot calibration, image registration, color, image processing and inspection. He received the B.S.E.E. degree from Cornell University and S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.