LOS ANGELES, California, July 21, 2006 – BUNKSPEED, an up and coming global provider of high-end visualization software and services, today announced the appointment of Dr. Henrik Wann Jensen, PhD as Chief Scientist. In his new role, Dr. Jensen will lead BUNKSPEED’s computer graphics research initiatives for enhanced digital photographic image creation.
”BUNKSPEED is changing the way images are being created from digital models”, said Dr. Jensen. “This has tremendous value for many industries. I am excited to be part of such a committed and dedicated team and help architect next generation visualization solutions that continue to have a big impact in the industry”. Dr. Jensen received the Technical Achievement Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2004 for pioneering research in simulating subsurface scattering of light in translucent materials. Author of more than 50 research papers, including 14 papers at SIGGRAPH, Dr. Jensen is one of the most respected scientists in the field of computer graphics.
Jensen’s 2001 publication on realistic image creation based on photon mapping was used as the foundation for BUNKSPEED’s industry leading ray-tracing solutions. “We are extremely excited to have Dr. Jensen on our team,” said Phillip Lunn, founder and CEO of BUNKSPEED. “His research was fundamental in the structuring of our visualization solutions; and, we’re very optimistic that his future contributions will enable us to raise the bar even higher when it comes to photographic image creation in the shortest amount of time.”
Dr. Jensen has previously worked for Pixar before joining the University of California, where he currently holds an associate professorship. He has also served as a research associate at Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Jensen’s latest achievements will be showcased at this year’s SIGGRAPH 2006, July 31 through August 4 in Boston, Mass., where he will also present a total of three papers on simulating the appearance of biological materials including human skin.
About BUNKSPEED BUNKSPEED is a leading global provider of visualization software and services for the automotive industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the company develops paradigm shifting approaches for decision making in the digital design process, as well as image creation for automotive sales and marketing. For more information on BUNKSPEED’s products and services, visit www.bunkspeed.com.
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