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David H. Salesin


David Salesin leads the Capture, Creation & Interfaces team, whose mission is to Imagine and build the future of photography & videography, the creation of digital media, and the interfaces between humans & machines. David is also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where he has been on the faculty since 1992. Prior to Google, he was Director of Research for Snap (2017-19), led the Creative Technologies Lab for Adobe Research as VP & Fellow (2005-17), and worked as a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research (1999-2005). Earlier, he worked at Lucasfilm and Pixar, contributing computer animation to Academy Award-winning shorts and feature-length films (1983-87). He received his Sc.B. from Brown University in 1983, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1991.

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