Steve has 25 years of experience in perceptual computing technologies. He has received three Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the Academy's Science and Technology Council.
Previously, Steve was the General Manager of the Mixed Reality Capture Studios at Microsoft, creating high-quality holograms of real people. As Senior Technology Officer at ILM/LucasFilm, he drove both strategy and execution to advance the state of the art in computer graphics and production technologies for film, TV, and games.
Steve has a PhD at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and served as a Visiting Researcher at NEC Research Labs, Princeton; RobotVis Lab, Sophia Antipolis France; and Caltech Computer Vision Lab.