Portrait of Rick Szeliski

Rick Szeliski

Emeritus Researcher


Richard Szeliski  is a Research Scientist in the Computational Photography group at Facebook, which he founded in 2015.  He is also an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, a member of the NAE, and a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE.  Dr. Szeliski has done pioneering research in the fields of Bayesian methods for computer vision, image-based modeling and rendering, and computational photography, which lie at the intersection of computer vision and computer graphics.

Dr. Szeliski received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988 and worked at the Cambridge Research Lab of Digital Equipment Corporation for six years before joining Microsoft Research in 1995.

During his 20 year career at Microsoft Research he led the Interactive Visual Media group and earned the title of distinguished engineer due to his many accomplishments and contributions during his time there. His research on Photo Tourism, Photosynth, and Hyperlapse are exciting examples of the promise of large-scale image and video-based rendering.

Dr. Szeliski has published over 180 research papers in computer vision, computer graphics, neural nets, and numerical analysis, as well as the books Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications and Bayesian Modeling of Uncertainty in Low-Level Vision.  He was a Program Committee Chair for CVPR’2013 and ICCV’2003, served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Computer Vision, and was a Founding Editor of Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision.