Simon Lucey is an associate research professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is part of the Computer Vision Group, and leader of the CI2CV Lab. Before returning to CMU, Lucey was a Principle Research Scientist at the CSIRO (Australia's premiere government science organization) for five years. A central goal of Lucey’s is to stay true, in terms of research and industry engagement, to the grand goals of computer vision as a scientific discipline. He believes these goals to be strongly correlated with the founding philosophy of the Robotics Institute itself (i.e. of deep understanding for systems that work).