Facebook Forms Computational Photography Team

By David Cohen Comment

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Facebook formed a new Computational Photography team led by three seasoned veterans of Microsoft.

The team will be based out of Facebook’s Seattle office and led by Rick Szeliski, who spent 20 years as a researcher with Microsoft, according to Re/code.

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?

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