is a professor in the
Department of Computer Science at
New York University,
He was founding director of the
Media Research Laboratory
and also directed the
NYU Center for Advanced Technology
His research interests include graphics, animation,
user interfaces, science education and multimedia.
In 2006 he recieved the TrapCode award for achievement
in computer graphics research.
In January 2004 he was the
at the Whitney
Museum of American Art.
In 2002 he received the NYC Mayor's award for excellence in Science and Technology
and the Sokol award for outstanding Science faculty at NYU.
In 1997 he won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement
from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for
his noise and turbulence procedural texturing
techniques, which are widely used in feature films and television.
In 1991 he received a Presidential Young
Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Perlin received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University in 1986,
and a B.A. in theoretical mathematics from Harvard University in 1979.
He was Head of Software Development at R/GREENBERG
Associates in New York, NY from 1984 through 1987. Prior
to that, from 1979 to 1984, he was the System Architect for computer generated
animation at Mathematical Applications Group, Inc., Elmsford, NY, where the
first feature film he worked on was
He has served on the
Board of Directors of the New York chapter of ACM/SIGGRAPH,
and currently serves on the Board of Directors
of the New York Software Industry Association.