Science at Stanford University, as the speaker for this year’s
doctoral hooding ceremony in May.
At Stanford, Levoy has worked on 3-D functions, computed tomography (better know by its CT initials) and
magnetic resonance (MR) data. He also is delving into the
image-making capabilities of the cellphone. At the top of
the list are a string of projects with his graduate students that
A Name, by Any
Other Metric …
Marc Levoy is on another leave from Stanford,
working at Google. Levoy already holds credit for the
co-design of the physical book scanner for the
Google Books Library Project, a massive digital repos-
itory of books, and the Stanford City Block project
that became Google’s Street View, the map-connect-
ed photos of streets around the world. His current
project is secret, but Levoy offers some other insight
about the company. “Do you know why it’s named
Google?” he asks. With a mix of pride and amuse-
ment, Levoy remembers the day Google co-founder
and former Stanford graduate student Larry Page reg-
istered the domain name. “It’s named Google because
my student couldn’t spell 10100. That’s a googol, 1 fol-
lowed by 100 zeros.”
are creating new kinds of cameras. A favorite, the
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record and then manipulate data from light.
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