Tony DeRose is currently a Senior Scientist and lead of the Research Group at Pixar Animation Studios. He received a BS in physics from the University of California, Davis, and a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. From 1986 to 1995, Dr. DeRose was a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. In 1998, he was a major contributor to the Academy Award®–winning short film Geri’s Game. In 1999, he received the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award. And in 2006, he received a Scientific and Technical Academy Award® for his work on surface representations.