Vladimir Tchernitski

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Vladimir Tchernitski, CTO and co-founder of Faceter, is a computer vision expert with 4 years of experience of in the field of convolutional neural networks (CNN) and more than 25 years of experience in software development, a former head of the R&D department at Azoft.

Vladimir started programming 29 years ago on Yamaha computers in a school study group, continued with a ZX Spectrum at home. He entered the Chita State Technical University at the age of 16. At 17 he began to work at an outsourcing software development firm as a web-developer (PHP, MySQL, HTML/CSS). He created a geo information system, using postgres/postGIS. Has continued his career at Azoft, and became the manager of mobile development within the company. He then created and led an R&D division in the company. Additionally, he started to work with a physical/mathematical hydrodynamics model based on lattice Boltzmann equations, which is used to emulate paint pigment propagation. This resulted in the AquaReal application that imitates watercolor painting.

In 2013, he started to work with CNN (convolutional neural networks) and used this technology for the creation of mobile application with computer vision functionality for an Italian customer.

In early 2014, he received an offer from the pay.cards team and joined the project as its leader. The pay.cards library is acknowledged as one of the best-in-class solutions by the professional community, and was created from scratch under the leadership of Vladimir. It was downloaded more than 25,000 times by professional developers all over the world.

Vladimir, along with his partner, founded Faceter in 2015, after they raised an investment ($1.2 million) from a business-angel. They used this money for building the first version of a facial recognition platform for surveillance. The product was successfully tested by three companies (Debonaires pizzerias, a casino and one plant in South Africa). The product for B2B was officially launched in the U.S. in October, 2017. The American office of the company is located in San Jose, California.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Vladimir Tchernitski and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.