Luminous Group take on two outstanding new hires

Newcastle-based mixed reality experts Luminous Group has hired Chandan Siyag and Sean Sinclair to join their rapidly expanding team.
Based in Ouseburn’s Toffee Factory, Luminous Group specialises in the delivery of 3D mapping, virtual, augmented and mixed reality solutions in a range of industries, including oil and gas, health and safety, training, food processing and warehouse logistics.

Luminous Group works in partnership with a range of internationally renowned clients, including the likes of KAEFER Group, Premier and PepsiCo.

Chandan joins as a computer vision engineer, while Sean completes the now 12-strong team as a mixed-reality developer.

Ben Bennett added: “It’s great to have Sean and Chandan on board with us here at Luminous Group. We have huge ambitions to expand the team to 20 by the end of 2019. It’s an exciting time for virtual, augmented and mixed reality in the UK and we’re glad that Luminous Group is leading from the front in creating meaningful commercial applications.

Chandan, joins Luminous having recently graduated with a master’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering with distinction from Heriot-Watt University. As part of his studies he carried out a work placement with STMicroelectronics where he worked in their R&D division. On his placement he developed a patent pending algorithm for improving spatial resolution of depth sensors often used in consumer electronics such as smartphones, and IoT.

Chandan’s experience will be instrumental in helping Luminous develop complex new algorithms for their mixed reality and trademark RIVO applications.
Meanwhile, Sean joins Luminous having worked the last four years in the game sector. Sean has a wealth of knowledge in AR and VR as well as integrating large datasets and databases with front end games engines environments. Prior to Luminous, he worked as an augmented reality developer for Liverpool studio Draw and Code.

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