Ronald Fedkiw

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Stanford University, Industrial Light & Magic, Computer Science

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Lucasfilm


  • SIGGRAPH 2011

    Ronald Fedkiw received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from UCLA in 1996 and did postdoctoral studies both at UCLA in Mathematics and at Caltech in Aeronautics before joining the Stanford Computer Science Department. He was awarded an Academy Award from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Science Award for Initiatives in Research, a Packard Foundation Fellowship, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a Sloan Research Fellowship, the ACM SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award (ONR YIP), the Okawa Foundation Research Grant, the Robert Bosch Faculty Scholarship, the Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholarship, two distinguished teaching awards, etc. Currently he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Scientific Computing, and he participates in the reviewing process of a number of journals and funding agencies. He has published over 80 research papers in computational physics, computer graphics and vision, as well as a book on level set methods. For the past seven years, he has been a consultant with Industrial Light + Magic. He received screen credits for his work on ”Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” “Poseidon,” and “Evan Almighty.”  

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