Noah Snavely has received the University of Washington Graduate School "6th Chapter" Dissertation Award. Also some work he's recently done with colleagues at UW (on "Building Rome in a Day") is being featured on a few news sites, e.g. US News:

http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2009/09/17/rome-was-built-in-a-day-with-hundreds-of-thousands-of-digital-photos.html