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Christopher Batty
Biography
Christopher Batty is an Associate Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, where he directs the Computational Motion Group. His research is primarily focused on the development of novel physical simulation techniques for applications in computer graphics and computational physics, emphasizing the diverse behaviors of fluids. Elements of his work have been adopted by the visual effects industry, and incorporated into commercial software such as Side Effects' Houdini and Maya's Bifrost. He currently serves on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Graphics and Computer Graphics Forum. Christopher received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in 2010, and was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University from 2011-2013. Prior to his academic career, he developed physics-based animation software at former Canadian visual effects studio Frantic Films from 2003-2005, during which time he contributed to water and smoke effects on films like "Scooby-Doo 2", "Cursed", and "Superman Returns".