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USC and other leading universities launch joint technology licensing program

February 10, 2021

The program reflects USC’s efforts to foster innovation for the economy and public good via academic and industry collaborations.

An example of industry engagement shaped by USC research includes innovative visual technology by Professor Paul Debevec and his team at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. He pioneered the light stage capture systems for digitizing photorealistic 3D models of people’s faces, which have been used to create digital actors for Academy Award-winning visual effects movies such as Spider-Man 2The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonAvatar and Blade Runner: 2049, garnering him and his teams two Academy Scientific and Technical Awards in the process.

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