is a professor in the
Department of Computer Science at
New York University,
He was founding director of the
Media Research Laboratory
and also directed the
NYU Center for Advanced Technology.
His research interests include graphics, animation,
user interfaces, science education and multimedia.
He received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement
from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for
his noise and turbulence procedural texturing
techniques, which are widely used in feature films and television,
as well as
the 2008 ACM/SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award,
the TrapCode award for achievement
in computer graphics research,
the NYC Mayor's award for excellence in Science and Technology
and the Sokol award for outstanding Science faculty at NYU,
and a Presidential Young
Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation.
He has also been a
at the Whitney
Museum of American Art.
Dr. Perlin received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University,
and a B.A. in theoretical mathematics from Harvard University.
Before working at NYU he was Head of Software Development at R/GREENBERG
Associates in New York, NY. Prior
to that he was the System Architect for computer generated
animation at Mathematical Applications Group, Inc.
He has served on the
Board of Directors of the New York chapter of ACM/SIGGRAPH,
and currently serves on the Board of Directors
of the New York Software Industry Association.