Bio


Prior to joining Stanford University's Electrical Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor in 2014, Gordon Wetzstein was a Research Scientist in the Camera Culture Group at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on computational imaging and display systems as well as computational light transport. At the intersection of computer graphics, machine vision, optics, scientific computing, and perception, this research has a wide range of applications in next-generation consumer electronics, scientific imaging, human-computer interaction, remote sensing, and many other areas. Gordon's cross-disciplinary approach to research has been funded by DARPA, NSF, Samsung, Intel, and other grants from industry sponsors and research councils. In 2006, Gordon graduated with Honors from the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany, and he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia in 2011. His doctoral dissertation focuses on computational light modulation for image acquisition and display and won the Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation Annual Award. He organized the IEEE 2012 and 2013 International Workshops on Computational Cameras and Displays, founded displayblocks.org as a forum for sharing computational display design instructions with the DIY community, and presented a number of courses on Computational Displays and Computational Photography at ACM SIGGRAPH. Gordon won best paper awards at the International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP) in 2011 and 2014 as well as a Laval Virtual Award in 2005.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Laval Virtual Award, Laval Virtual (2005)
  • Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation Annual Award, Vancouver Foundation (2011)
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (2011)
  • Best Poster Award, Computation for Design and Optimization (CDO) Symposium (2013)
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (2014)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Technical Papers Committee, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia (2015 - Present)
  • Technical Papers Committee, ACM SIGGRAPH (2014 - Present)
  • Program Committee, IEEE CVPR Workshop on Computational Cameras and Displays (CCD) (2014 - 2014)
  • Program Committee, Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (2014 - 2014)
  • Program Committee, Pacific Graphics (2014 - 2014)
  • Program Committee, Eurographics Short Papers (2014 - 2014)
  • Program Committee, International Conference on Computational Photograpy (ICCP) (2014 - 2014)
  • Program Committee, SIBGRAPI (2014 - 2014)
  • Program Committee, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Emerging Technologies (2014 - 2014)
  • Program Committee, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Worshops (2014 - 2014)
  • Program Co-Chair, IEEE CVPR Workshop on Computational Cameras and Displays (CCD) (2013 - 2013)
  • Program Committee, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Emerging Technologies (2013 - 2013)
  • Program Committee, International Conference on Computational Photograpy (ICCP) (2013 - 2013)
  • Program Committee, International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics (CAD/Graphics) (2013 - 2013)
  • Program committee, ACM SIGGRAPH General Submissions (2012 - 2013)
  • Program Co-Chair, IEEE CVPR Workshop on Computational Cameras and Displays (CCD) (2012 - 2012)
  • Program Committee, ACCV International Workshop on Computational Photography and Low-Level Vision (2012 - 2012)
  • Program Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) (2010 - 2010)
  • Program Committee, IEEE International Workshop on Projector-Camera Systems (PROCAMS) (2007 - 2007)

Professional Education


  • Dipl., Bauhaus University, Media Systems Science (2006)
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Computer Science (2011)

Patents


  • G. Wetzstein, D. Lanman, M. Hirsch, R. Raskar. "United States Patent 13736769 Tensor Display", Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • G. Wetzstein, I. Ihrke, W. Heidrich. "United States Patent 2011/0267482 A1 Multiplexed Imaging", University of British Columbia
  • O. Bimber, A. Emmerling, G. Wetzstein, C. Nitschke, T. Klemmer. "Germany Patent NA "Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Darstellung eines digitalen Bildes auf einer geometrisch und photometrisch nicht-trivialen Oberflaehe", Bauhaus University Weimar
  • M. Grosse, G. Wetzstein, O. Bimber, A. Grundhofer. "United States Patent NA Coded Aperture Projection", Bauhaus University Weimar
  • M. Hirsch, G. Wetzstein, V. Lee, R. Raskar. "United States Patent NA A Compressive Light Field Projection System", Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • F. Heide, G. Wetzstein, J. Gregson, R. Raskar, W. Heidrich. "United States Patent NA Compressive Superresolution Display", Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • D. Lanman, G. Wetzstein, M. Hirsch, W. Heidrich, R. Raskar. "United States Patent NA Polarization Fields", Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • K. Marwah, G. Wetzstein, R. Raskar. "United States Patent NA Compressive Light Field Photography", Massachusetts Institute of Technology