Anne Brenner Reporting
CHAPEL HILL-Nationally renowned computer scientist Marc Levoy has been selected as the speaker for the university’s Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.
After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer animation from Cornell, he worked as the director of computer animation for Hanna-Barbara Productions. During his time there, he worked on the animation for “The Flintstones” and “Scooby Doo.” Levoy received his doctoral degree in computer science from UNC in 1989, and then spent a year as a research assistant professor of computer science at the university.
Levoy helped to create the entire field of computational photography, which involves using a digital computer to create images. He’s currently researching how computational photography techniques can be used in cell phone mobile apps. He also recently co-designed the Google book scanner and helped to launch the Google Street Project.
This year’s hooding ceremony will take place May 12 at 10 a.m. in the Dean Smith Center.
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