FORA.tv Speaker - Tony DeRose

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Biography

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 (c) winning short film "Geri's game," and in 2006 he received a Scientific and Technical Academy Award (c) for his work on the mathematics of surfaces. For the past several years he has become passionate about finding ways that Disney and Pixar can help to inspire the next generation of mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. One such initiative is the Young Makers Program.

2 Programs

Make It and They Will Learn

10.24.11 | 00:16:29 min | 0 comments

The Role of New Media and Technologies in Bolstering STEM

10.11.11 | 00:55:20 min | 0 comments