Ren Ng

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Ren Ng
Ren Ng with Lytro light field camera.jpg
Ren Ng with Lytro light field camera in 2012.
Born Yi-Ren Ng
(1979-09-21) September 21, 1979 (age 35)
Occupation Executive Chairman, Lytro

Yi-Ren Ng (born September 21, 1979) is the founder and executive chairman of Lytro, a Mountain View, California-based startup company.[1][2] Lytro is developing consumer light-field cameras based on Ng's graduate research at Stanford University.[3]


Ng was born in Malaysia, and emigrated to Australia at the age of 9.[4] He earned a B.S. degree in mathematical and computational science in 2001, an M.S. in computer science in 2002, and a Ph.D. in computer science in 2006, all from Stanford University.[5] His doctorate titled Digital Light Field Photography,[6] received the 2006 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.[7]

In 2013 he was awarded the Royal Photographic Society's Selwyn Award given to those under the age of 35 years who have conducted successful science based research connected with imaging.[8]


  1. ^ Manu Kumar (June 22, 2011). "The Making of Lytro". Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ Ina Fried (June 21, 2011). "Meet the Stealthy Start-Up That Aims to Sharpen Focus of Entire Camera Industry". Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rachel Metz (November 21, 2005). "Say Sayonara to Blurry Pics". Wired News. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
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  5. ^ "Conversation: Dr. Ren Ng, inventor of Lytro Camera". Perspactive: Mithaq Kazimi. 
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  7. ^ "ACM Recognizes Contributors Who Advanced The Computing Field". March 29, 2007. 
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