Craig Upson

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Silicon Studio Corp., Visualization Scientist

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Stellar Computer Inc.
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
  • Digital Productions, Inc.


  • Champaign, Illinois, United States of America


  • SIGGRAPH 1989

    Craig Upson is a Visualization Scientist at Stellar Computer. His academic background is in numerical mathematics from the University of New Mexico. He worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for seven years performing three dimensional computational fluid dynamics research along with the development of computer graphics algorithms for the computational sciences. After leaving LLNL he worked in the film industry in Los Angeles at Digital Productions. His film credits include 2010, The Last Starfighter, and animations for several world’s fairs as well as television commercials and scientific films. After leading the Scientific Visualization effort at Digital Productions, a phase-1 National Science Foundation Supercomputing Center, Mr. Upson left to work as a research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois. At NCSA he organized the Scientific Visualization project along with Nancy St. John. His current duties at Stellar Computer include the design of visualization environments for computational scientists and engineers. He has published numerous papers in the field of computer animation and fluid dynamics.  

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