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Tony DeRose, Ph.D.

Marin Science Seminar Presentation: “Math in the MoviesFilm making is undergoing a digital revolution brought on by advances in areas such as computer technology, computational physics, geometry,  and approximation theory. Using numerous examples drawn from Pixar's feature films, this talk will provide a behind the scenes look at the role that math plays in the revolution. Get the flyer here. (April 4, 2012)

Tony DeRose is currently a Senior Scientist and lead of the Research Group at Pixar Animation Studios. He received a BS in Physics in from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. From 1986 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", in 1999 he received the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award, and in 2006 he received a Scientific and Technical Academy Award for his work on surface representations.


Tony DeRose

Dr. DeRose at Pixar Research Group

Papers by Dr. DeRose at the Pixar Online Library

MAA Interview

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Math in the Movies teaser video by MSS Intern Julia McKeag on Vimeo.

Math in the Movies blog post by MSS intern Julia Moore