Joint Colloquium Distinguished Lecture Series

The Lytro Camera - Light Fields for Consumers

ren ng

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium)
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Ren Ng
Founder and CEO, Lytro

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Lytro is a startup in Mountain View that has recently introduced the first light field camera for consumers.  Light field cameras provide many new capabilities, including the ability to focus pictures after the shot is taken.  The underlying technology is based on founder Ren Ng's PhD dissertation on light field photography, which he completed at Stanford in 2006.  This talk will present the company, technology and product. 


Ren Ng is the founder and CEO of Lytro, and developed the underlying technology during grad school.  Ren's Ph.D. research on light field technology earned the field’s top honor, the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for best thesis in computer science and engineering, as well as Stanford University’s Arthur Samuel Award for Best Ph.D. Dissertation.  Ren holds a Ph.D. in computer science and a B.S. in mathematical and computational science from Stanford University.

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