Szeliski is joined by fellow longtime Microsoft veterans Michael Cohen and Matt Uyttendaele, and Re/code reported that the trio logged 60 years at Microsoft.
The team described its mission on its page:
The Computational Photography applied research group’s mission is to delight Facebook users with new and enhanced visual media (photo and video) experiences. Our interests and expertise range from traditional image- and video-enhancement techniques–such as stabilization, de-blurring, de-noising and tone adjustment–to creating composite media such as panoramic (360-degree) photos and videos, video loops and animated clips. Areas of exploration include photo and video capture and enhancement, mixed-media storytelling, VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) video content creation and sharing.
Readers: What advances do you think the Computational Photography team will bring to Facebook?