Louis Robert DeScioli

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UX Engineerfor
Google LensNew York, NY
Feb 2020 - May 2021
  • Led UX engineering on Google Lens for Web, integrating visual search capabilities across Google's web services.
Augmented Reality UX Engineerfor
Google DaydreamNew York, NY
Apr 2018 - Jan 2020
  • Designed and engineered the first augmented reality experiences in the YouTube mobile app as part of pilot projects with a major movie studio and mobile gaming brand in the summer of 2018.
  • Led UX engineering for v1 of the AR Beauty Try-on format.
  • Built the production implementation of the UI for the AR Beauty Try-on format.
  • Led UX engineering on an internal AR authoring tool.
Founder, Designer, & Developerfor
Out Here StudioCambridge, MA
Jul 2017 - Present
  • Designed and developed a 5-star iPhone and iPad augmented reality game using ARKit and Unity.
  • Pioneered novel mobile mixed reality environment interaction design.
Senior Designer & UI Engineerfor
SidekicksCambridge, MA
Oct 2016 - Jun 2017
  • Designed, developed, and shipped a new, vastly improved version of the Sidekicks autism therapy desktop web application, written in JavaScript using React and Firebase.
  • Overhauled the company's user interface design system.
Head of Sales and Strategyfor
GroveSomerville, MA
Apr 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Led the sales & marketing team to reach a $600K revenue goal that unlocked an investment tranche of $1.2M.
  • Led fundamental customer discovery and market research.
Lead Software Engineerfor
GroveSomerville, MA
Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
  • Built the software design and engineering teams from the ground up; managed as many as 10 people when the teams were at their largest.
  • Architected and implemented two generations of real-time Internet of Things systems, spanning embedded and server platforms, written in C++ and Node.js, respectively.
  • Developed and shipped a native iOS application written in Swift for v2 of the Grove Ecosystem.
  • Ran a successful Kickstarter campaign, selling 125+ units at over $3.3K each, securing over $410K in revenue.
  • Designed, developed, and shipped a mobile web application written in JavaScript with React for v1 of the Grove Ecosystem.
  • Developed and operated internal dashboards for tracking engagement metrics and communicating with customers.
  • Designed the company's internal leadership and decision making framework.
  • Designed and developed three generations of the company website.
Embedded Systems Engineering Internfor
VecnaCambridge, MA
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Lab Assistantfor
6.00 - Intro to CS and ProgrammingMIT
Sep 2012 - May 2013
Student Teacherfor
MIT China Education Technology InitiativeDalian, Wuhan, & Wuxi, China
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Research Assistantfor
Mediated Matter GroupMIT Media Lab
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011

Volunteer Experience

Lead Instructorfor
America on TechNew York, NY
Sep 2020 - May 2021
PursuitNew York, NY
Jul 2020 - May 2021
Reality Virtually HackathonCambridge, MA
Jan 2019
Resilient CodersBoston, MA
Jul 2017 - Jan 2018
NodeSchool BostonBoston, MA
Oct 2016 - Oct 2017
Technology Chapter Alumni AssociationBoston, MA
Aug 2014 - Feb 2017
HackMITCambridge, MA
Sep 2015, Sep 2016
Boston Urban Agriculture MeetupBoston, MA
Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
Boston Meteor MeetupBoston, MA
Nov 2014 - Sep 2015
Delta Upsilon Technology ChapterBoston, MA
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
Vice Presidentfor
MIT Interfraternity CouncilCambridge, MA
Nov 2011 - Oct 2012
Research Assistantfor
Dept. of Computer ScienceUSAFA
Sep 2010 - May 2011


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (6-2)

Concentration in Comparative Media Studies

Gordon Engineering Leadership Program

Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program

Delta Upsilon & Theta Tau Fraternities

Transferred to MIT after sophomore year

Studied Computer Engineering

CS-26 and CS-11

Cadet Orchestra

Blue Bards - Pit Orchestra

Ultimate Frisbee Club Team

Kingwood High School
Aug 2005 - May 2009

National Honor Society

Varsity Swimming

Varsity Track & Field


Beta Club