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Paul Debevec

Senior Staff Engineer, Academy Award Winner
Google VR, ICT


Paul Debevec – Google VR

Is a Senior Staff Engineer at Google VR and an Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies. Since his 1996 Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley, Debevec’s publications and animations have focused on techniques for photogrammetry, image‐based rendering, high dynamic range imaging, image‐based lighting, appearance measurement, facial animation, 3D displays, and virtual reality. He has worked with Microsoft, Interval Research Corporation, Next Media Animation, Dassault Systems, and OTOY. Paul received SIGGRAPH’s first Significant New Researcher Award in 2001 for his contributions to image-based modeling and rendering and a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award® in 2010 for his contributions to the Light Stage facial capture systems, now used in over 30 major motion pictures. Paul chaired the SIGGRAPH 2007 Computer Animation Festival and in 2009 was elected to the SIGGRAPH Executive Committee, and served three years as Vice President of ACM SIGGRAPH ending in 2014. Debevec is an IEEE Senior Member, a Co-Chair of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Science and Technology Council, and serves on Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee used in movies including Spider‐Man 2, Superman Returns, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Avatar, Tron: Legacy, The Avengers, The Avengers, Oblivion, Gravity, Maleficent, and Furious 7.

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