Neil Birkbeck’s Resume

Most recent pdf: n-birkbeck_resume.pdf


Work Experience

  • Software Engineer, Google, Apri 2013-Present
  • Research Scientist, Siemens Corporate Research, June 2011-March 2013
  • Research Assistant, Computer Vision & Robotics, U of A, Jan 2011-June 2011
  • Medical Imaging Intern, Siemens Corporate Research, May 2010-Dec 2010
  • Teaching Assistant, Numerical Methods, University of Alberta. Fall 2007
  • Research Assistant, Anita Carrie, Dept of Pharmacology, University of Alberta. Summer 2007
  • Research Assistant, Image-based modeling and rendering, University of Alberta
  • Research Assistant, Renee Elio, Tile World (~2004)
  • Teaching Assistant, Image Processing, University of Alberta. Fall 2003


  • Ph.D. Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. 2005-2011
  • M.Sc. Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. April 2005
    GPA 4.0, Thesis: Shape and reflectance recovery from indoor image sequences.
  • B.Sc. Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. April 2003
    GPA 4.0 in 2002 and 2003.


  • Ph.D Outstanding Thesis Award  (Shared with Amir-massoud Farahmand) 2012
  • Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship    Fall 2008
  • Teaching Assistant Award    Spring 2008
  • NSERC PGS-D Graduate Scholarship    2005-2008
  • NSERC CGS-M Graduate Scholarship    2004-2005
  • Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship    2004-2007
  • Ivy A. Thomson and William A Thomson Graduate Scholarship    Fall 2003
  • Gold Medal in Computing Science (highest grades in graduating class)    Fall 2003
  • Canadian Information Processing Society Scholarship    Fall 2002
  • Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship    Fall 2002
  • Jason Lang Scholaship    Fall 2001


  • C/C++, Java, Python, Matlab, Bash, JavaScript, HTML
  • Autoconf, Make, g++


Research at google

Google scholar

Amir-massoud Farahmand