For 10 years, he has worked closely with scientists, astronauts, & engineers at NASA who heavily rely on his VR & AR projects for the success of current & future space missions

Victor Luo

Principal Product Manager, Amazon Smart Home, Seattle, USA

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Why you should listen

For over a decade, Victor Luo explored new immersive visualisation technologies at NASA and other industry partners. He managed group researches, designs, prototypes and developed ways users interact with the software, ranging from desktop to AR and VR systems.

He produced the first application on the Microsoft HoloLens platform for Mars rover operations, astronaut assistance on the International Space Station, and spacecraft mechanical design.

With his expertise about exploration of the red planet, Victor advises X — the moonshot factory, Google’s sister company for the most out-of-this-world projects.

In his new role, Victor will be advancing Amazon Smart Home as Principal Product Manager.

Hear him speak at WORLDWEBFORUM 2020 about the mission of building a future technology roadmap that brings the future to our fingertips with digital reality.

About NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA was established in 1958.

NASA‘s Vision is “We reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind”.

True to it’s vision, NASA has accomplished some truly amazing feats since its inception in 1958 — from beating the Soviet Union in the race to put astronauts on the moon, to exploring the surface of Mars with unmanned robotic vehicles. Between 1962 and 1073, NASA’s Apollo program was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth. Six of the missions (Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17) achieved this goal.

Biography

As lead for the Operations Laboratory at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Victor Luo is developing highly innovative and effective space mission operations products with an emphasis on human-computer interactions and natural user interfaces.

He produced the first application on the Microsoft HoloLens platform for Mars rover operations, astronaut assistance on the International Space Station, and spacecraft mechanical design.

The Mars rover operations tool received the NASA Software of the Year Award in 2018.

Through key relationships with industry, Victor is applying pre-market technologies, influencing future technology roadmaps, and establishing a leadership position for NASA in the application of virtual and augmented technology for space.

He is also extending these strategic partnerships in other technical domains on behalf of JPL and as an advisor for Alphabet owned X – the moonshot factory.