Ronen Barzel[read interview]
Bobby "Boom" BeckBobby is an animator with Pixar in Emeryville, California. He is one of the founders of the online animation school, [read interview]
Chris Bregler Chris is chair of the Computer Animation Festival for SIGGRAPH 2004. He is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at NYU's Courant Institute and Media Research Lab. [read interview]

Rob CookRob Cook is among the first people to have been awarded an Oscar for sofrware. He has recently been appointed to be Director at Large for ACM SIGGRAPH. [read interview]

Scott "Spot" Draves Spot Draves is an award-winning artist whose work is exhibited all over the world. His installation, Electric Sheep, is on exhibit at the SIGGRAPH 2004 Art Gallery. [read interview]

Pat Hanrahan Pat Hanrahan was the 2003 recipient of the prestigious Coons award. He is a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University.
Jan Hardenbergh Jan is the founding coordinator of the ACM SIGGRAPH Reports Program. He currently works for Terarecon. [read interview]
Meats MeiersMeats is a CG artist living in Los Angeles. He presently works for Gnomon School of Visual Arts. [read interview]

James MohlerHe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University. James is the SIGGRAPH 2005 Conference Chair.
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Zoran Popovic Dr. Zoran Popovic, University of Washington, was awarded the "Significant New Researcher Award" in SIGGRAPH 2004. He received his M.S. in Computer Science in 1993 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1999 from Carnegie Mellon University. [read interview]

Casey Reas Casey Reas is an artist exploring abstract kinetic systems through diverse digital media. Reas is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in UCLA's Design | Media Arts Department. [read interview]
Dena SlothowerDena Slothower is an academic technology specialist at Stanford University, and the chair of the SIGGRAPH 2004 Conference. [read interview]
Bruce Sterling Bruce Sterling is a founder of the cyberpunk movement, has written nine science fiction novels, the most recent being Tomorrow Now. He is the SIGGRAPH 2004 Keynote speaker. [read interview]

Anna UrsynAnna is organizing a history of computer graphics and arts for SIGGRAPH. She is currently a Visual Arts Professor at University of Northern Colorado[read interview]

Andy van DamAndries van Dam was awarded the ACM SIGGRAPH Steven A. Coons Award in 1991. He has been teaching computer graphics to undergraduates at Brown University continuously since 1966.







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