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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 :-)

― Biography ―

A picture is worth a thousand words

I was born in Nancy, France, in 1988, but I only stayed there for the two first years of my life: my parents had the great idea to move to a much sunnier city, Perpignan, where I actually grew up.

I discovered CG art when I was about 13, and it became little by little a passion when I was in high school. I considered at some point making it a career, but the truth was... my drawing skills were really weak. Hence I decided to keep it as a hobbit instead, and focus on studying Mathematics then Computer Science.

After high school, I've spent three years in the highly demanding Classes Prépas (a specificity of French education), the first year in Perpignan, and the two last years in Toulouse. This made me accepted in grad school in Computer Science at ENS de Lyon. What is nice about it is that even registered there, students are not required to validate all their semesters in this University. Thus I was able to study Computer Graphics for one semester at ETH Zurich, then for one more year at the University of Grenoble, where I completed my Master.

Now, I am pursuing my PhD in Computer Graphics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Some day, I plan to work as a researcher in an academic institution, or in the R&D department of a private company, animated movies being my greatest interest.

Education and research experience