| I am a principal scientist at Adobe Systems, Inc., and an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington's Computer Science & Engineering
department, where I completed my Ph.D. in June 2006 after five years
of study; my advisor was David
Salesin. My areas of research are computer graphics, computer vision, and computational imaging. Specifically, I research computational techniques that can help us author more expressive imagery using digital cameras.
I spent three summers during my Ph.D interning at Microsoft Research, and my time at UW was supported by a Microsoft fellowship.  Before UW, I worked for two years as a research scientist at the legendary but now-bankrupt Starlab, a small research company in Belgium. I completed my Masters and Bachelors at MIT majoring in computer science; while there I was a research assistant in the Computer Graphics Group, and an intern at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory (MERL) . As an undergraduate I did research at the MIT Media Lab.
I also spent much of the last year building a modern house in Seattle, and documented the process in my blog, Phinney Modern.