UW CSE Ph.D. alumnus Li Zhang, now on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, was the only computer scientist to win a 2010 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Zhang – who has also won an NSF CAREER Award and a Sloan Research Fellowship – studied with Steve Seitz in UW’s superb Graphics and Imaging Laboratory. Zhang’s research supported by the award will seek to restore stereo 3D vision for blind people by developing new computational imaging and vision techniques that work with artificial retinas. His recent related projects include high-performance low light imaging using micro-cameras, and modeling stereopsis using sparse graphs and its application in video stabilization.
Congratulations Li! See the Packard announcement here.