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Paul Debevec

Paul Debevec

Expert in digital visual effects, virtual reality, digital photography, holograms, video doctoring and virtual actors

debevec@ict.usc.edu

Research Adjunct Professor
Institute for Creative Technologies

Research Adjunct Professor
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Expertise

  • visual and special effects
  • 3-D technologies
  • cinematography
  • image processing
  • virtual actors
  • digital movie sets
  • computer graphics
  • simulation
  • graphics, animation and rendering
  • video games
  • digital photography and imaging
  • lighting
  • Hollywood movie digital effects
  • photogrammetry
  • fake videos
  • photorealism
  • high dynamic range imaging

Additional Information

  • Won a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award® for Light Stage technology used for computer-generated actors
  • Credited on films including Avatar, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Superman Returns, King Kong and Spider Man 2
  • Received Lillian Gilbreth lectureship from National Academy of Engineering in 2005
  • Co-authored 2005 book High Dynamic Range Imaging from Morgan Kaufmann
  • Named one of world’s top 100 young innovators by MIT Technology Review in 2002
  • Is vice president of ACM SIGGRAPH
  • Received ACM SIGGRAPH’s first Significant New Researcher Award for Creative and Innovative Work in the Field of Image-Based Modeling and Rendering in 2001
  • Chaired 2007 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival
  • Is a member of Visual Effects Society

Foreign Languages

  • French

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