The People of Disney Research

Senior Management

Research Group Lead Pixar Animation Studios
Vice President of Research, Disney Research / Director, Disney Research Zürich
Business Management/Operations Director for Disney Research

Research Scientists

Moritz Bächer
Research Scientist
Disney Research Zurich
Senior Research Scientist
Disney Research Zurich
Research Scientist
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Research Scientist
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Senior Research Scientist
Pixar Research Group
Research Scientist
Disney Research Los Angeles
Brian McWilliams
Research Scientist
Disney Research Zurich
Senior Scientist
Pixar Research Group
Senior Research Scientist
Disney Research Los Angeles
Edinburgh
Research Scientist
Disney Research Zurich
Cengiz Öztireli
Research Scientist
Disney Research Zurich
Associate Lab Director & Principal Research Scientist
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Senior Research Scientist
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Associate Lab Director & Disney Research Fellow
Disney Research Los Angeles
Associate Director & Principal Research Scientist
Disney Research Zurich
Senior Research Scientist
Walt Disney Animation Studios Research
Romann Weber
Research Scientist
Disney Research Zurich
Senior Research Scientist
Disney Research Pittsburgh

Research Engineers & Software Engineers

Moritz Geilinger
Research Engineer
Disney Research Zurich
Max Grosse
Senior Software Engineer
Disney Research Zurich
Simulation Research Engineer
Pixar Research Group
Senior Software Engineer
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Max Rietmann
Software Engineer
Disney Research Zurich
Anastasio Garcia Rodriguez
Principal Software Engineer
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Gerhard Röthlin
Senior Software Engineer
Disney Research Zurich
Mattia Ryffel
Software Engineer
Disney Research Zurich
Christopher Schroers
Research Engineer
Disney Research Zurich
Senior Research Engineer
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Jan Wezel
Research Engineer
Disney Research Zurich
Simon Willi
Research Engineer
Disney Research Zurich
Jonas Zehnder
Software Engineer
Disney Research Zurich

Technology Transfer

Producer - Technology Transfer
Disney Research Los Angeles
Assistant Producer - Technology Transfer
Disney Research Los Angeles

Associate Research Scientists & Post Docs

Post Doctoral Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Associate Research Scientist
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Post Doctoral Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Gaurav Chaurasia
R&D Post-Doc Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Géraldine Conti
Associate Research Scientist
Disney Research Zurich
Abdelaziz Djelouah
Associate Research Scientist
Disney Research Zurich
Associate Research Scientist
Disney Research Zurich
Martin Guay
R&D Post-Doc Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Associate Research Scientist
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Post Doctoral Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Espen Knoop
R&D Post-Doc Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Charalampos Koniaris
Post Doctoral Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Edinburgh
Samir Mahmalat
Research Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Marios Papas
R&D Post-Doc Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Yogi Patil
Post Doctoral Associate
Disney Research Los Angeles
Federico Perazzi
R&D Post-Doc Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Petar Pjanic
R&D Post-Doc Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Post Doctoral Associate
Disney Research Los Angeles
Steven Poulakos
Associate Research Scientist
Disney Research Zurich
Fabrice Rousselle
Post Doctoral Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Christian Schumacher
R&D Post-Doc Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Post Doctoral Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh

Administrative Staff

Jody Aha
Secretary
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Andreas Baumann
Senior IT Administrator
Disney Research Zurich
Linda Breu
Senior Lab Coordinator
Disney Research Zurich
Ada DeFanti
Domestic Lab Manager
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Martina Haefeli
Senior Lab Coordinator
Disney Research Zurich
Susan Harden
Lab Coordinator
Disney Research Los Angeles
Stefanie Lacher
Secretary
Disney Research Zurich
Barbara Lamb
Senior Lab Coordinator
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Martin Nett
Lab Operations & Finance Manager
Disney Research Zurich
America Ortiz
Lab Coordinator
Disney Research Los Angeles
Dorothea Rueger
Lab Coordinator
Disney Research Pittsburgh
David Sinclair
Lab Coordinator
Disney Research Zurich
Edinburgh
Noah Zamamiri
Secretary
Disney Research Pittsburgh
David Zimmerman
Systems Administrator
Disney Research Pittsburgh

Research Support

Robert Benenyan
Senior Research Associate
Disney Research Los Angeles
Bobby Bristow
Senior Research Associate
Disney Research Los Angeles
Sue Kalache
Producer/Software Project Manager
Pixar Research Group
Digital Artist
Disney Research Zurich
Edinburgh
Jimmy Krahe
Associate Digital Artist
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Principal Digital Artist
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Jeremy Malisse
Research Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Edinburgh
Alessia Marra
Digital Artist
Disney Research Zurich
John Mars
Research Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Kyna McIntosh
Research Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Maurizio Nitti
Digital Artist Sr.
Disney Research Zurich
Sasha Schriber
Principal Digital Artist
Disney Research Zurich
Isabel Simo
Associate Digital Artist
Disney Research Zurich

Lab Associates (Interns)

Aida Amini
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Kuo Chen
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Tao Ding
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Robert Durrant
Lab Associate
Disney Research Los Angeles
Kevin Gim
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Nora Del Giudice
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Katie Hahm
Lab Associate
Disney Research Los Angeles
Saeed Hashemi
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Jiawei Eric He
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
James Hennessey
Lab Associate
Disney Research Los Angeles
Geng Ji
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Denys Katerenchuk
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Marcus Klasson
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Visak Kumar
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Yingzhen Li
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Shuang Li
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Michelle Ma
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Dessy Markova
Digital Artist Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Edinburgh
Pedro Mota
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Ken Nakagaki
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Nasir
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Sophie North
Digital Artist Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Edinburgh
Hareesh Ravi
Lab Associate
Disney Research Los Angeles
Fraser Rothnie
Digital Artist Associate
Disney Research Zurich
Edinburgh
Matthew Rueben
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Eric Sanchez
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Isadora Sanna
Lab Associate
Disney Research Los Angeles
Ankita Sawant
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Lezi Wang
Lab Associate
Disney Research Los Angeles
Sophia Weisman
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Bingbing Wu
Lab Associate
Disney Research Los Angeles
Yixin Wu
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Huijuan Xu
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Yang Zhang
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh
Dingtian “Alan” Zhang
Lab Associate
Disney Research Pittsburgh