Ken Perlin


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Most Recent Affiliation(s):


  • New York University, NYU Media Research Lab, Department of Computer Science, Assistant Professor

Other Affiliation(s):


  • New York University, Associate Professor
  • Professor.
  • Courant Institute, Future Reality Lab

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  • New York, New York, United States of America

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  • SIGGRAPH 2009

    Ken Perlin is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at New York University, directs the NYU Games For Learning Institute. He was also founding director of the Media Research Laboratory and director of the NYU Center for Advanced Technology. His research interests include graphics, animation, user interfaces, science education and multimedia. Amongst many honours, he received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his noise and turbulence procedural texturing techniques, which are widely used in feature films and television, as well as the 2008 ACM/SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award.  

    SIGGRAPH 1996

    Ken Perlin is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Media Research Laboratory at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Courant Institute and his B.A. in Theoretical Mathematics at Harvard University. In 1991 he was a recipient of a Presidential Young Investigator Award. Dr. Perlin was Head of Software Development at R/GREENBERG Associates in New York, NY from 1984 through 1987. Prior to that he was the System Architect for computer generated animation at Mathematical Applications Group, Inc., Elmsford, NY. from 1979 to 1984. He has served on the Board of Directors of the New York chapter of ACM/SIGGRAPH. His algorithms for computer graphics have been widely used in commercials and feature films.  

    SIGGRAPH 1994

    Ken Perlin is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Media Research Laboratory at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Courant Institute and his B.A. in Theoretical Mathematics at Harvard University. In 1991 he was a recipient of a Presidential Young Investigator Award. Dr. Perlin was Head of Software Development at R/GREENBERG Associates in New York, NY from 1984 through 1987. Prior to that he was the System Architect for computer generated animation at Mathematical Applications Group, Inc., Elmsford, NY. from 1979 to 1984. He has served on the Board of Directors of the New York chapter of ACM/SIGGRAPH. His algorithms for computer graphics have been widely used in commercials and feature films.

    SIGGRAPH 1992

    Ken Perlin is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University since 1987. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Courant Institute and his B.A. in Theoretical Mathematics at Harvard University. Dr. Perlin was Head of Software Development at R/GREENBERG Associates in New York, NY from 1984 through 1987. Prior to that he was the System Architect for computer generated animation at Mathematical Applications Group, Inc., Elmsford, NY. from 1979 to 1984. He is a recipient of the 1991 Presidential Young Investigator Award, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the New York chapter of ACM/SIGGRAPH. He has developed software for a number of films and commercials using computer graphics but his favourite is still TRON, no matter what anybody says.  

     


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