|Alma mater||Brown University|
|Known for||Non-photorealistic rendering|
|Awards||University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award (1997)|
SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award (2000)
ACM Fellow (2002)
University of Washington
David Salesin is an American computer scientist. He has worked in computer graphics, three-dimensional and four-dimensional mathematics, and photorealistic rendering. Until 2019, he was the Director of Snap Inc. Research Team, an affiliate professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering of the University of Washington in Seattle, and previously director of the Adobe Creative Technologies Lab.
Salesin received a National Young Investigator award from the National Science Foundation in 1993, and in 1995 was named a Presidential Faculty Fellow, receiving a National Science Foundation grant.
- The Adventures of André and Wally B. (1984) (models: andre/wally)
- Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) (computer animation: Industrial Light & Magic)
- Tin Toy (1988) (dynamics)
- Toy Story (1995) (renderman software development)
- Salesin named Presidential Fellow. MSB. Washington: University of Washington, Department of Computer Science & Engineering. 9 (1): 1, 4.