Peyman leads the Computational Imaging team, part of Google AI Perception. Prior to this, he was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at UC Santa Cruz from 1999-2014. He was Associate Dean for Research at the School of Engineering from 2010-12. From 2012-2014 he was on leave at Google-x, where he helped develop the imaging pipeline for Google Glass.

Most recently, Peyman's team at Google developed the digital zoom pipeline for the Pixel phones, which includes the multi-frame super-resolution ("Super Res Zoom") pipeline, and the RAISR upscaling algorithm. In addition, the Night Sight mode on Pixel 3 uses our Super Res Zoom technology to merge images (whether you zoom or not) for vivid shots in low light.

Peyman received his undergraduate education in electrical engineering and mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, and the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds 15 patents, several of which are commercially licensed. He founded MotionDSP, which was acquired by Cubic Inc. (NYSE:CUB).

Peyman has been keynote speaker at numerous technical conferences including Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), SIAM Imaging Sciences, SPIE, and the International Conference on Multimedia (ICME). Along with his students, he has won several best paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and a Fellow of the IEEE "for contributions to inverse problems and super-resolution in imaging."

Recent News:

Dec. 2018 -- Our Teams' work on Google Pixel3 wins Innovation of the Year Award from DPReview! "Pixel 3 is the first smartphone camera to truly challenge traditional cameras." We're improving on HDR+ multi-frame fusion, by instead using super res fusion for more detail, without the need for demosaicing. Our Super Res technique allows Pixel3's image quality in 'Night Sight' mode (at full FOV) to rival cameras with Four Thirds sensors in all light conditions; meanwhile also making possible digital zoom that rivals modest optical zoom modules on other phones.

DPReview Announcement (Slide 25):

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