Film making is undergoing a revolution brought on by advances in areas such as computer technology, geometry, and applied mathematics. Using numerous examples drawn from Pixar's feature films, Dr. DeRose will provide a behind-the-scenes look atthe role that math is playing in the revolution. With a background in computer science and physics, Dr. DeRose has major achievements in computer graphics and surface representations for film. He will also discuss his involvement in several initiatives to inspire students in math, science, and engineering disciplines.
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