Ms. Heidi Buck is currently the Senior Manager for Spatial Computing at Amazon Web Services (AWS). She joined the group in June of 2022 to bring her extensive prototyping experience, and background in industrial augmented reality, to AWS and the cloud.
Prior to that she was at the Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific (NIWC PACIFIC) for 20 years. She spent 13 years of her career there working on computer vision systems to support the warfighter, focused primarily on automatic target recognition systems. In 2008 she received the Navy’s Top Scientist and Engineer Award for her work in these fields.
In 2014 she founded the Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality (BEMR) Lab, a space for innovative thinkers to leverage low-cost commercial sector technology in the mixed reality (virtual and augmented reality) space for collaboration between warfighter, researcher, government, industry, and academia. For her work with the BEMR Team, she received two Secretary of the Navy Innovation Awards for her team’s work on warfighter concepts in the lab.