Peter Schröder

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Princeton University, Assistant Professor

Other Affiliation(s):

  • California Institute of Technology, Associate Professor
  • University of Erlangen


  • SIGGRAPH 1999

    Peter Schröder is an associate professor of computer science at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, where he directs the Caltech Multi-Res Modeling Group. He received a Master’s degree from the MIT Media Lab and a PhD from Princeton University. For the past 6 years his work has concentrated on exploiting wavelets and multiresolution techniques to build efficient representations and algorithms for many fundamental computer graphics problems. His current research focuses on subdivision as a fundamental paradigm for geometric modeling and rapid manipulation of huge, complex geometric models. The results of his work have been published in venues ranging from Siggraph to special journal issues on wavelets and WIRED magazine, and he is a frequent consultant to industry.  

    SIGGRAPH 1996

    Peter Schröder is an assistant professor of computer science at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. He received a BS in mathematics from the Technical University of Berlin in 1987 and his Master degree from the MIT Media Lab in 1990. After working for Thinking Machines Corporation on massively parallel graphics algorithms he studied computer graphics under Pat Hanrahan at Princeton University and received his PhD in 1994 for research on wavelet based algorithms for illumination computations. Most recently he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of South Carolina under the direction of Bjorn Jawerth. He has worked extensively in the area of wavelet based methods for many graphics related problems, and made fundamental contributions in this area. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation named him as one of their Research Fellows this year. He has also received an NSF Young Investigator Award for work on wavelets in computer graphics. His work on the subject has appeared from venues such as SIGGRAPH to WIRED magazine and he has lectured widely in Europe and the US on the subject including previous SIGGRAPH courses.  

    SIGGRAPH 1994

    Peter Schröder is a doctoral candidate in Computer Science at Princeton University, where his research concerns the use of wavelets for global illumination algorithms. Prior to Princeton University he received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Technical University of Berlin, a Master’s degree in computer graphics from MIT’s Media Laboratory, and has worked 1-3 for Thinking Machines Corporation. His research interests cover volume rendering, massive parallelism, and global illumination.  

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