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Spring 2024

Fall 2024


Ren Ng is a professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests are in imaging, graphics, computer vision, human vision and artificial intelligence. Prior to Berkeley, Ren was founder and CEO of Lytro, Inc., which commercialized his Ph.D. research and brought consumer light field cameras to market. Ren completed his Ph.D. in computer science at Stanford University, and received the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award and Stanford's Arthur Samuel Award. Ren has received the 2020 ECCV Best Paper Honorable Mention, Jim and Donna Gray Faculty Award for Undergraduate Teaching, Hellman Faculty Fellowship, Sloan Research Fellowship, the HIPA Photographic Research Award, PMDA Technical Achievement Award, R.I.T.'s Imaging Hall of Fame, the Selwyn Award from the Royal Photographic Society, MIT Tech Review's TR35 and Entrepreneur of the Year, Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business, and Silicon Valley Journal's 40 under 40.


PhD Students

  • Hannah Doyle

  • James Fong

  • Leyla Kabuli

  • Jessica Lee

  • Erich Liang

  • Utkarsh Singhal

  • Matthew Tancik

PhD Alumni


  • 2006, Ph.D., Computer Science, Stanford University
  • 2006, M.S., Computer Science, Stanford University
  • 2001, B.S., Mathematical and Computational Science, Stanford University

Selected Publications

Awards, Memberships and Fellowships