[Person image] Christoph Bregler
Professor of Computer Science (on leave at Stanford University)

Movement Lab, CDS, VLG, Courant, NYU
719 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY, 10003
Email: bregler@courant.nyu.edu
Phone: (212) 998-3208
Fax: (212) 995-4122
Admin.: Hong Tam, (212) 998-3374

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Chris Bregler is a Professor of Computer Science at NYU's Courant Institute, director of the NYU Movement Lab, and C.E.O. of ManhattanMocap, LLC. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and his Diplom from Karlsruhe University. Prior to NYU he was on the faculty at Stanford University and worked for several companies including Hewlett Packard, Interval, Disney Feature Animation, and LucasFilm's ILM. His motion capture research and commercial projects in science and entertainment have resulted in numerous publications, patents, and awards from the National Science Foundation, Sloan Foundation, Packard Foundation, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Google, U.S. Navy, U.S. Airforce, and other sources. He has been named Stanford Joyce Faculty Fellow, Terman Fellow, and Sloan Research Fellow. He received the Olympus Prize for achievements in computer vision and pattern recognition and was awarded the IEEE Longuet-Higgins Prize for "Fundamental Contributions in Computer Vision that have withstood the test of time". Some of his non-academic achievements include being the executive producer of Squidball.net, which required building the world's largest real-time motion capture volume, and a massive multi-player motion game holding several world records in The Motion Capture Society. He was the chair for the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater and Animation Festival. He has been active in the Visual Effects industry, for example, as the lead developer of ILM's Multitrack system that has been used in many feature film productions. His work has also been featured in mainstream media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, National Geographic, WIRED, Business Week, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Discovery/Science Channel, and many other outlets.

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" [...good producers] also need to be excellent plate-spinners, fire-eaters, and circus ring-masters, with an inherent ability to herd cats."
David Sproxton, Producer

"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it."
Oscar Wilde

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
Hunter S. Thompson

"Oh, I was not made for heaven. No, I don't want to go to heaven. Hell is much better. Think of all the interesting people you're going to meet down there!"
Freddie Mercury