David H. Salesin

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Brown University, Associate Professor

Other Affiliation(s):

  • University of Washington
  • Microsoft Research


  • SIGGRAPH 1996

    David Salesin teaches Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he has recently been promoted to Associate Professor. He received his ScB from Brown University in 1983, his PhD from Stanford University in 1991, and joined the faculty at the University of Washington in the fall of that year. From 1983-86, he worked at Lucasfilm, where he contributed computer animation for the Academy Award-winning short  film, “Tin Toy,” and  the feature-length film Young Sherlock Holmes. He spent the 1991-92 year on leave as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell University. In 1993, he received an NSF Young Investigator award. In 1995, he received an ONR Young Investigator Award and was named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow. Professor Salesin’s research interests are in computer graphics, and include photorealistic image synthesis and computer-generated illustration in particular. He has had a major impact on the use of wavelets in computer graphics and is co-author (with Eric Stollnitz and Tony DeRose) of the forthcoming book “Wavelets for Computer Graphics” (Morgan-Kaufman).  


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