Green Goop and Polygon Soup
James O'Brien is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His primary area of interest is Computer Animation, with an emphasis on generating realistic motion using physically based simulation and motion capture techniques. He has authored several papers on these topics, including ten presented at the ACM SIGGRAPH conference and his work has been featured multiple times in the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater. He received his doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000, the same year he joined the Faculty at U.C. Berkeley. Professor O'Brien is a Sloan Fellow, Technology Review selected him as one of their TR-100 for 2004, and he was recently awarded research grants from the Okawa and Hellman Foundations.