Broad Area Colloquium For AI-Geometry-Graphics-Robotics-Vision
Math in the Movies
Tony deRose, Pixar
May 23, 2005, 4:15PM
Abstract: Film making is undergoing a digital revolution brought on by
advances in areas such as computer technology, computational physics
and computer graphics. This talk will provide a behind the scenes look
at how fully digital films, such as Pixar's "Finding Nemo" and "The
Incredibles", are made, with particular emphasis on the role that
mathematics plays in the revolution.
About the Speaker
Tony DeRose is currently a Senior Scientist and lead of the
Research Group at Pixar Animation Studios. He received a Ph.D. in
Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985.
From 1985 to 1995 Dr. DeRose was a Professor of Computer Science and
Engineering at the University of Washington. In 1998, he was a major
contributor to the Oscar winning short film "Geri's game", and in 1999
he received the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award.
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