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Upcoming Event: Tuesday October 3, 2017

Title: Packing DSLR quality camera into mobile devices using computational imaging.

Speaker: Dr. Rajiv Laroia, CTO and co-founder of Light Co.

Date: Tuesday October 3, 2017

5:30pm: Networking/Light Dinner
6:30pm: Presentation
8:00pm: Adjourn


Building SC-12
3600 Juliette Lane
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Title: Packing DSLR quality camera into mobile devices using computational imaging.

Speaker: Dr. Rajiv Laroia, CTO and co-founder of Light Co. (


Despite recent improvements in mobile photography, smartphone camera technology remains far behind the capabilities of DSLR cameras. Computational imaging technology will eliminate the trade-off photographers make between the quality of a DSLR and the convenience of a smartphone. Unlike DSLRs, which develop photos by detecting light passed through a single large aperture and bulky lens barrel, computational imaging cameras leverage multiple camera lens modules to capture light through many small apertures. The Light L16 is a recent example of a multi-aperture computational imaging camera that blends the digital and optical worlds; it uses 16 camera lens modules with three different focal lengths and small folded optics technology to bounce light off angled periscopic reflex mirrors and through slim, horizontally positioned lens barrels before reaching an optical sensor. Using multiple lenses allows the photographer to capture multiple viewpoints, reduce noise in images and adjust the lens bokeh to have the desired aesthetic effect.

In this session, Rajiv will break down computational imaging techniques; dive into the benefits of utilizing computational imaging tech to reduce camera size and increase image quality; explain the various applications of computational imaging including VR/AR and computer vision; and provide a special inside look at the Light L16 camera.

Bio of Rajiv Laroia:

Rajiv Laroia is the CTO and co-founder of Light, a camera company making beautiful photography more accessible than ever before. Prior to co-founding Light, Rajiv founded and served as CTO of Flarion Technologies, which developed the base technology for LTE and was acquired by Qualcomm in 2006. Before he founded Flarion, Rajiv held R&D leadership roles at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. In 2013, he received the IEEE Industrial Innovation Award. Rajiv holds a Ph.D. and master's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, all in electrical engineering.

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