Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook, has a new hire: Google X’s Mary Lou Jepsen.
Jepsen, a respected computer scientist who ran the the research lab’s Display Division for three years, joins the Oculus team this month although, at this time, it’s unclear what her new role will be.
“We can confirm Mary Lou has joined the team,” an Oculus spokesman said in a statement. “We continue to seek out the best and brightest from around the world to help push VR to the next level.”
The hire is a big one for Oculus, regardless. Ranked by the Anita Borg Institute as one of the top 50 female computer scientists of all time, Jepsen remains best known as CTO of One Laptop per Child, the non-profit she cofounded with Nicholas Negroponte that developed a low-cost laptop for children in developing countries. …