Walt Disney Animation Studios | Burbank, CA | Jul 2015 - Present

Software Engineer, Hyperion Renderer | Working on Disney's custom, in-house physically based renderer. | Supervisors: Brent Burley, Rajesh Sharma

Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics | Ithaca, NY | Aug 2013 - Jul 2015

Research Assistant | Conducting research into fast physically based rendering and accurate illumination models. | Supervisors: Donald P. Greenberg, Joseph T. Kider Jr.

Pixar Animation Studios | Emeryville, CA | Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Research Group Intern | Prototyped subsurface scattering and fur rendering components of Pixar's interactive physically based rendering preview system. | Supervisors: Tony DeRose, Mark Meyer

Physically Based Animation (Spring 2013) TA | Developed assignments, held office hours, graded assignments, etc. | Supervisor: Ladislav Kavan

GPU Programming (Fall 2012) TA | Developed curriculum and assignments, held office hours, graded assignments, etc. | Supervisor: Patrick Cozzi

Intro to Computer Graphics (Spring 2012) TA | Held office hours, graded assignments, etc. | Supervisor: Norm Badler

Dreamworks Animation | Glendale, CA | Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Global Department Technical Director Intern | Contributed to tools and technologies used by other departments to produce animated films. | Supervisor: Jon Shih

Pixar Animation Studios | Emeryville, CA | Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Pixar Undergraduate Program Intern | Completed weekly assignments in all technical director areas of Pixar’s production pipeline. | Supervisor: Fran Kalal

Moana | Walt Disney Animation Studios | Nov 2016

Technology: Rendering | Software Engineer


ACM Transactions on Graphics Volume 33 Issue 6, Nov 2014. Article No. 180. DOI: 10.1145/2661229.2661259

Authors: Joseph T. Kider Jr., Daniel T. Knowlton, Jeremy Newlin, Yining Karl Li, Donald P. Greenberg

Cornell University | Ithaca, NY | Sep 2013 - Fall 2015

Program of Computer Graphics Master of Science in Computer Graphics, advisor: Donald P. Greenberg (In Progress)

University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA | Sep 2009 - May 2013

Wharton School of Business Bachelor of Science in Economics, concentration in Marketing (Completed May 2013)