Ken Perlin

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Director,
NYU Media Research Laboratory
NYU Center for Advanced Technology in Digital Multimedia
715 Broadway, Rm 1224, NY, NY 10003
(212) 998-3386
perlin@nyu.edu


Educational experience:

2/86 Ph.D. in Computer Science at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, Computer Science Dept. Thesis: ``Simulating Realistic Textures by the Composition of Perceptually Motivated Functions'' Advisor: David Lowe.

6/84 M.S. in Computer Science at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.

7/79 B.A. in Theoretical Mathematics at Harvard University.

Employment:

7/93-present

Associate Professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.
Director, NYU Center for Advanced Technology.
Director, NYU Media Research Laboratory.

6/87-6/93

Assistant Professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.

9/86-6/87

Research scientist, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.

10/84-8/87

Head of Software Development, R/GREENBERG Associates, NY, NY.

7/79-9/84

Research scientist, Mathematical Applications Group, Inc., Elmsford, NY. After 9/81 was System Architect of SynthaVision system for computer generated animation.

Honors:

1997

Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

1994

Senior Review Committee, ACM Siggraph

1991

National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award.

Additional Professional Experience:

6/92-7/92,7/93

Invited Researcher and Lecturer at LNCC, IMPA, USP, and Unicamp in Brazil.

7/85-8/85

Graduate Internship at XEROX Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA.

Publications:

Improv: A System for Scripting Interactive Actors in Virtual Worlds with Athomas Goldberg,
Computer Graphics; Vol. 29 No. 3.

Live Paint: Painting with Procedural Multiscale Textures; with Luiz Velho,
Computer Graphics; Vol. 28; No. 3.

Real Time Responsive Animation with Personality,
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics; Vol 1 No. 1.

Pad: A multiscale An Alternative Approach to the Computer Interface; with David Fox,
1993 Computer Graphics (proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Conference); Vol. 26 No. 3.

Hypertexture; with Eric Hoffert,
1989 Computer Graphics (proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH Conference); Vol. 22 No. 3.

Professional Participation:

Member, Association of Computing Machinery and ACM Siggraph

1986-91

Board of Directors, NY Siggraph Have been a reviewer for ACM/SIGGRAPH every year since 1985. Have also reviewed for IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications and The Visual Computer. Have been a member of four National Science Foundation grant proposal review panels. Have presented invited papers at Universities including Columbia, Stanford, Princeton, MIT, and Yale, and at corporate research centers including BellCore, Bell Laboratories, NYNEX, Xerox PARC, Apple Computer, Inc., and IBM.

Additional Experience

Worked on numerous award winning commercials while at R/Greenberg Associates. System designer and project leader of Where the Wild Things Are animation test at MAGI with Walt Disney Productions, winner of 1985 I.N.A. International Computer Graphics Conference at Monte Carlo Grand Prize for Animation. Developed large part of the software for Walt Disney Productions' 1982 feature film TRON. Have developed software for numerous commercial and feature film projects. Frequent invited speaker on computer graphics at research labs, conferences and universities around the world. Have had computer graphic imagery appearing in numerous books, art exhibitions and periodicals.