August 02, 2005 18:15 ET

Alias Researcher Inspires the World of Computer Graphics

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 2, 2005) - SIGGRAPH® (Booth #1312)

Jos Stam receives Computer Graphics Achievement Award at SIGGRAPH 2005

Jos Stam, Alias senior research scientist, has joined a highly respected group of influencers in the world of computer graphics today, when he was presented with the 2005 Computer Graphics Achievement Award. Recognizing Stam's prolific contributions to the field, SIGGRAPH has acknowledged his advancements and groundbreaking work on subdivision surfaces and on fast algorithms for the simulation of natural phenomena, especially fire, fluids and gases.

"I am very proud to receive this award, as it reflects that my work has had a serious impact on the field of computer graphics," says Stam. "But more than anything, this award reflects my passion for combining the creation of cool pictures with doing fancy mathematics."

"Throughout his career, Jos Stam has never stopped pushing the boundaries of the computer graphics industry," comments Peter Mehlstaeubler, Vice President of product development at Alias. "His active contribution as a global researcher and the papers he has published has made him one of the leading minds in the field."

Stam's Beginnings

Stam was born in the Netherlands, receiving his B.S. degrees in computer science and pure mathematics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. While working to complete his masters and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Toronto, Stam worked at Alias, advancing particle systems for PowerAnimator™. Upon graduation from the University of Toronto in 1995, Stam completed postdoc studies in Paris, France and Helsinki, Finland before returning to Alias in 1997. After living in Seattle with his wife and young daughter, Stam settled in Toronto in 2003 to continue his research and supporting Alias product development.

Joining the winners circle

Stam has become part of an elite group of CG experts who have won this award. The Computer Graphics Achievement Award was established in 1983, recognizing outstanding achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques. For more information about previous award recipients, please visit

About Alias

As the world's leading innovator of 3D graphics technology, Alias develops software for the film and video, games, web, interactive media, industrial design, automotive, architecture and visualization markets. Alias has headquarters in Toronto and a custom development center in Santa Barbara with offices worldwide. Please visit the Alias web site at or call 1-800-447-2542 in North America. International contact numbers include: Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa, +44 (0) 1494 441273; Germany, East & Southeast Europe, 0049 89 31 70 20; France, Spain and Portugal, +33 1 44 92 81 60; Italy, 39 039 6340011; Japan and other parts of Asia Pacific, 81 3 5797 3500 and Latin America, 770 393 1881.

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