Snavely is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department
, working in the Cornell Graphics and Vision Group
. Professor Noah Snavely’s group explores the use of massive, unstructured collections of online photos to understand our world. In the aggregate, the trillions of photos uploaded to the web each year reveal a rich portrait of the world – the cities and environments that surround us, and the patterns of activity that make up our everyday lives. Snavely’s research group develops new technology for tapping these unorganized image collections to model the world in 3D, to analyze images for computer graphics applications, and to detect trends in social media photos.