Ken Perlin, an NYU Computer Science Professor, directs the Media Research Lab and Center for Advanced Technology. His awards include: Academy Award for developing procedural texturing; NYC Mayor's Award in Science; NYU Sokol Prize; NSF PYI Award. Education: PhD in Computer Science at NYU, BA in theoretical mathematics at Harvard. He headed software development at R/GA and MAGI, and has worked on various films, starting with TRON. He serves on the NYSIA Board of Directors.