Peter Schröder is Professor of
Applied and Computational Mathematics
at the California Institute of
Technology where he began his academic career in 1995.
Prior to Caltech and a short stint as postdoctoral
research fellow at Interval
Corporation (summer 1995) he was a postdoctoral research fellow
at the University of South Carolina
department of mathematics and a
lecturer in the computer science
department, where he worked with Prof. Björn Jawerth and Dr. Wim Sweldens. He
received his PhD in computer science from Princeton University in 1994 for
work on "Wavelet Methods for Illumination Computations." Prior to
Princeton he was a member of
the technical staff at Thinking
Machines, where he worked on graphics algorithms for massively
parallel computers. In 1990 he received an MS degree
from MIT's Media Lab. He did his
undergraduate work at the Technical
University of Berlin in computer science and pure mathematics. He
has also held an appointment as a visiting researcher with the German
national computer science research lab (GMD) and its visualization group.
Prof. Schröder is a world expert in the area of wavelet based methods for computer graphics. He helped pioneer the use of fast wavelet solvers for illumination computations and developed (with Dr. Sweldens) the first practical spherical wavelet transform. Multiresolution techniques have been the subject of many invited lectures and courses he has given in Europe and North America for academic and industrial audiences. His publications record ranges from WIRED magazine to Siggraph conferences and special scientific journal issues on wavelets. In 1995 he was awarded a NSF CAREER award and named a Sloan Fellow. More recently he was named a Packard Fellow and Finalist in the 2001 Discover Awards.