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Marc Levoy


Marc Levoy is the VMware Founders Professor of Computer Science (Emeritus) at Stanford University and a Distinguished Engineer at Google. In previous lives he worked on computer-assisted cartoon animation (1970s), volume rendering (1980s), 3D scanning (1990s), light field imaging (2000s), and computational photography (2010s). At Stanford he taught computer graphics, digital photography, and the science of art. At Google he launched Street View, co-designed the library book scanner, and currently leads a team whose projects include HDR+ mode, Portrait mode, and Night Sight mode on Pixel cameras, and the Jump light field camera. Awards: Cornell University Charles Goodwin Sands Medal for best undergraduate thesis (1976), National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator (1991), ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award (1996), ACM Fellow (2007). Click here for Marc Levoy's home page at Stanford.

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