Paul Salvini

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Side Effects Software Inc.


  • SIGGRAPH 2005

    With a career that straddles both business and academia, Dr. Paul Salvini understands first-hand the challenges facing academic researchers looking to collaborate with industrial partners. 

    As Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Canadian Operations at Side Effects Software, he leads a world class Research and Development team in the development of Houdini: a family of 3D animation products for feature animation and visual effects. In its commitment to the advancement of the art and science of computer graphics, the company collaborates with both production facilities and university researchers. 

    As Adjunct Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Toronto, he conducts research in the area of complex systems simulation. Prior to his appointment at the University of Toronto, he served for over ten years as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Computer Science at Ryerson University and as a member of their external Advisory Board. 

    Dr. Salvini holds an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Master of Applied Science (MASc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Rotman School of Management.