Math in the Movies
Film 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.
Tony DeRose is currently a Senior Scientist and lead of the Research Group at Pixar Animation Studios. He received a B.S. in Physics 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 an Academy Award for his work on surface representations.
Applied Mathematics | Mathematics
DeRose, Tony, "Math in the Movies" (2007). Dalrymple Lecture Series. 9.