Behind the Scenes at Pixar

November 27, 2001

For more than a decade Pixar has been a leader in the area of computer animation. In this talk Pixar senior staff scientist Tony DeRose will highlight technical challenges addressed in the past, challenges of the present and likely challenges of the coming decade.

Dr. DeRose received a BS in Physics in 1981 from the University of California, Davis; in 1985 he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He received a Presidential Young Investigator award from the National Science Foundation in 1989. In 1995 he was selected as a finalist in the software category of the Discover Awards for Technical Innovation. In 1998, he was a major contributor to the Oscar winning short film "Geri's game," and in1999 he received the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award.

From September 1986 to December 1995 Dr. DeRose was a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. He has served on various technical program committees including SIGGRAPH, and from 1988 through 1994 was an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Graphics.