Peyman Milanfar is a professor of Electrical Engineering at University of California Santa Cruz, where he directs the Multi-Dimensional Signal Processing group. He was also Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies from 2010 to 2012. He is currently on leave from his professorship, working as a visiting scientist in Google X Lab, where he is working on Google's Project Glass.
His work includes the development of fast and robust methods for super-resolution, statistical analysis of performance limits for inverse problems in imaging, and the development of adaptive non-parametric techniques (kernel regression) for image and video processing. He holds 7 US patents in the field of image and video processing.
Milanfar did his undergraduate studies at University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1988, with a joint degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. Milanfar received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from MIT in 1993, under the supervision of Alan S. Willsky. He was a research scientist at SRI International from 1994 to 1999 before moving to UC Santa Cruz.