The Team

The Eyegorithm team combines the best minds in vision science and hypermedia technology collaborating across fields to solve the most complex problems.

Lauren Barghout, Ph.D., CEO and Co-founder

A serial entrepreneur, Lauren co-founded Eyegorithm in 2010, applying her image technology innovations to solving the problems of automated image and video segmentation, labeling, analytics and content monetization. She is an expert in the use of fuzzy set theory in representing Visual Gestalts and inventor of the Gestalt-based image segmentation technique that underpins the Eyegorithm image processing system. Prior to Eyegorithm, Lauren co-founded Paravue Corporation in 2004 as it’s chief science office. She later went on to lead the company as it’s CEO in 2005 and 2006. In 2007, she started Burningeyedeas LLC, a research group which runs image labeling and perception experiments at the annual Burning Man Art Festival.

Lauren holds a Bachelors degree with a concentration in Physics and Complex Systems Theory from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Vision Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Lauren has completed coursework the U.C. Berkeley Extension Business Administration program and entrepreneurship program.

Roger Gregory, Executive Technology Co-founder

Roger co-founded Eyegorithm Inc in 2010 and was its first CTO heading the technical development of Eyegorithm’s Navipro engine. Before Eyegorithm, Roger was one of the earliest pioneers of hypertext. Roger’s work on Project Xanadu helped lay the foundations for the hyperlink technology that underlies the World Wide Web. As founder, CEO, CTO and Chairman of the Board of Xanadu Operating Company, Roger led design and development of a hypertext technology that includes quotable documents with version control, fine-grained, bidirectional links, the ability to track intellectual property rights, and a mechanism to pay royalties. Today, as Executive Technology Co-founder, he helps oversee engineering and directs special projects. As Technology Founder, Mr. Gregory serves on the executive team – advising in all matters of technology and business. In collaboration with the engineering team, he leads and inspires Eyegorithm’s technology development plans, software architecture and product plans and code. Mr. Gregory advises on the recruitment of engineering staff and directs special projects. Mr. Gregory also serves on the Board of Directors of the Company.

Alex Crossman, Co-founder

Alex Crossman has over 10 years experience in corporate strategy, financial planning, investor relations, marketing and brand management. He has been involved in launching and/or acquiring businesses in markets including the US, UK, Germany, Italy, Russia, India and China.

Alex was previously Managing Director and Global Head of Strategy & Business Development for Deutsche Bank Global Markets. He has served as an adviser and board member to several growth companies including Coalition Development and Saffron Chase. A financial journalist for the first seven years of his career, Alex has retained an active involvement with the media sector, both as an adviser to the British Documentary Film Foundation and as an independent film producer.


Christopher Tyler – Director, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

With over a decade of joint collaboration, Dr. Christopher Tyler and Dr. Lauren Barghout have applied techniques from electrical engineering and physics to complex problems of vision science. In fact, Christopher taught Lauren from her initial days as a young physicist how to think like a true psychophysicist to view perception as the physics of information signals processed on biological “wet-wear” (brain,eyeballs and nerves).

Christopher invented the familiar autostereogram, pictures which appear to magically leap into full 3D scenes after viewing them for a few minutes. He heads the Smith-Kettlewell Brain Imaging Center, and serves as editor for five professional publications in the field. As the auther of over two hundred research publications, Christopher Tyler brings expertise in depth perception, computational psychophysics, neuroscience and perception experimenta tion, and beyond to the study of art history. For further information see

Lora Likova – Associate Scientist, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

Lora is both a research scientist and inventor, She has been awarded patents in Bulgaria, Russia and the Czech Republic. She received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science at the New Bulgarian University and a Masters of Science in the Technical University, Sofia Bulgaria. She has authored numerous scientific publications perception, stereo-motion and cognitive neuroscience. Lora brings the ability to spot conflicting visual cue information often present in 3D movies and explain them to rapt non-scientists.