CS Prof. Ren Ng is quoted in a New York Times article titled “The Reason Your Photos Are About to Get a Lot Better.” The article describes how computational photography is driving the future of phone cameras. “Most photos you take these days are not a photo where you click the photo and get one shot,” said Ng. “These days it takes a burst of images and computes all of that data into a final photograph.” He and his students are researching new techniques in computational photography, like applying portrait-mode effects to videos. One type of effect could be to set the recorded footage to automatically focus on whomever is speaking. “These are examples of capabilities that are completely new and emerging in research that could completely change what we think of that’s possible,” said Ng.