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Boris Dalstein

dalboris (at) cs.ubc.ca

Imager Laboratory, X660
ICICS/CS Building, 2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4, Canada

Hi there, I'm Boris!

I'm a research resident at Pixar, and a PhD student in Computer Science at UBC.

I like to create all sort of things, and give them life :-)

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Hi there!

I'm currently working at Pixar as a 1-year research resident (Oct 2016 - present), and also finishing up my PhD in computer science at UBC (Sept 2012 - present). I love 2D and 3D animated movies, and my research is about improving the computer tools that make the magic happens :-) More precisely, I spend my days developing mathematical representations and writing software that help artists to create such inspiring films. Previously, I was a research intern at Disney Research Zurich (2011, sketch-based character posing), Inria Grenoble (2012, 2D inbetweening), Pixar (2015, art-directable cloth simulation), and my PhD thesis is about topological modeling for vector graphics and 2D animation. Check out VPaint, the vector graphics and 2D animation app that I'm developing! I hold a Bachelor degree from École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, a Master's degree from University of Grenoble, and I also spent a semester at ETH Zurich, as part of the Erasmus programme.

Research in computer animation is truly fascinating. It combines art and science in beautiful ways: science enables new artistic media, and art stimulates imagination to move science forward:

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” — Albert Einstein

I hope you will enjoy the visit through the different sections of this website! Feel free to shoot me an email if you'd like to contact me for any reason, I'll be sure to answer.