Michael Cohen

Director, Computational Photography

I am the Director of Facebook’s Computational Photography Research group, joining Facebook in the Fall of 2015. I am also an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington and a Advisory Board member of the UW AR/VR Reality Lab. I arrived at Facebook after 21 years at Microsoft Research. Previously I served on the faculties at Princeton and Cornell Universities.

The Computational Photography Team at Facebook was formed in 2015 to build new ways to share photos and videos on the social media platform, including allowing Facebook users to experience new AR and VR technologies on their mobile devices.

I received the SIGGRAPH Achievement Award in 1998, and in 2007 was inducted as an ACM Fellow. I am also a longtime ACM SIGGRAPH volunteer, and play a key role in the organization: leading the prestigious awards program at the SIGGRAPH conference each year.


Computer graphics, computer vision, and computational photography

Latest Publications

SIGGRAPH - August 17, 2020

One Shot 3D Photography

Johannes Kopf, Kevin Matzen, Suhib Alsisan, Ocean Quigley, Francis Ge, Yangming Chong, Josh Patterson, Jan-Michael Frahm, Shu Wu, Matthew Yu, Peizhao Zhang, Zijian He, Peter Vajda, Ayush Saraf, Michael Cohen

SIGGRAPH ASIA 2017 - November 27, 2017

Bringing Portraits to Life

Hadar Averbuch-Elor, Daniel Cohen-Or, Johannes Kopf, Michael Cohen

SIGGRAPH 2017 - July 30, 2017

Low-Cost 360 Stereo Photography and Video Capture

Kevin Matzen, Michael Cohen, Bryce Evans, Johannes Kopf, Richard Szeliski