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Tom Sederberg is a professor of computer science at Brigham Young
University. He has a PhD in mechanical engineering from Purdue University
and was a professor of civil engineering at BYU before joining the computer
science department. He served as papers chair for SIGGRAPH'91 and is on the
editorial boards for the journals Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided
Geometric Design, and Computer Aided Design, Drafting and Manufacturing. He
received the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator
award. His most significant accomplishment is that he is a happily married
father of eight children.
Mark Sylvester was one of the original founders of Wavefront Technologies, one of the first commercial animation software developers, in 1984.
In 1995 Wavefront merged with Silicon Graphics and Alias Research, and Mark served as Ambassador for the organization, Alias|Wavefront.
In this role, he worked closely with the development organization and the product teams as a liaison between customers and the company ensuring
a close relationship between artists and developers.
Mark initially helped to develop The Advanced Visualizer, a 3D-computer animation system first used at Universal Pictures. Alias|Wavefront
software was used in these recent blockbuster films including, Lord of the Rings, Shrek, Monsters, Inc and Spider Man. The software was awarded two
Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards by the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mark is a frequent speaker at industry events including Siggraph, The National Association of Broadcasters, Digital Media World (Australia) and Nicograph
(Japan). He has published articles on computer animation, digital compositing and the future of digital production techniques. His work is also featured in the
book, Return on Innovation.
Mark co-founded a non-profit organization that serves youth in Santa Barbara, teaching them computer animation in a team setting. The program, ASPIRE,
the After School Program for Interactive Research in Education was founded in 1994, and has grown to a year round effort.
Roy Tjioe is a partner with Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel. He concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation,
entertainment law and intellectual property. Roy Tjioe was born and raised in Hong Kong, although his family is from Indonesia. He attended Millfield School in England.
In law school, he was Comments Editor for the Law Review and he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Negotiation and
Alternative Dispute Resolution, and the Bernard Levinson Memorial Award for outstanding essay on Constitutional Law.
Mr. Tjioe co-authored the Hawaii chapter of The Products Liability Desk Reference .
An avid soccer player and aspiring screenwriter (semifinalist, 2002 American Accolades Screenwriting Competition; quarterfinalist, 2002 CineStory Screenwriting Awards),
he also enjoys acting, comic book art, and golf. Mr. Tjioe's artwork has been featured on the covers of the Hawaii Bar Journal.
was part of the University of Utah computer graphics group when Ivan Sutherland and David Evans spearheaded
the historic research undertaken there. Later, he worked with Ed Catmull, Jim Blinn, Jim Clark, and Alvy Ray Smith at the New
York Institute of Technology Computer Graphics Lab. Here he published algorithms on shadow mapping and mip texture mapping,
and wrote the script for The Works, intended to be the subject of a CG feature animation. In 1988, he joined Apple Computer's
Advanced Technology Group, where he worked for eight years. In 1996, Williams worked on special effects for a live-action
feature, Habitat, before joining DreamWorks SKG as head of long-term software development for feature animation. He
transferred to the role of lead graphics software designer for The Road to El Dorado. At this time, Mr. Williams is engaged in
visual software development for a future film at Disney.
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