Computational Photography

William T. Freeman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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(This EI plenary talk is cross-posted in the EI 2012 Plenary and
SD&A XXIII videos archive.

Computational Photography explores the design space at the interaction of optics, sensing, and computation. I’ll review my favorite research projects within this area, most of them by other people, and a few that I was involved with. These projects involve modifications to the camera lens, aperture, shutter, light source or image sensor. By designing algorithms appropriate for each camera modification, novel image capture or manipulation capabilities can be achieved.

William T. Freeman is Professor and Associate Department Head of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, joining the faculty in 2001.