Department of Computer Science
Eitan Grinspun is the Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, and director of the Columbia Computer Graphics Group. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and NSF CAREER Award recipient, and was previously an NVIDIA Fellow and a Caltech Everhart Distinguished Lecturer. The technologies developed by his laboratory are licensed and/or used today in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, at major film studios, including Disney, Pixar, LucasFilm, and Weta Digital, in medical research at several universities, and in physics research at institutions like MIT, Université Paris VI, University of Toronto, etc.
His work has been profiled in major media outlets, including Scientific American and The New York Times. Grinspun was Professeur d'Université Invité in Paris at l'Université Pierre et Marie Curie in 2009, and a research scientist at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences from 2003 to 2004. received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2003, after completing his undergraduate degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto in 1997.