Google Research & USC ICT
Senior Staff Scientist
Paul is a Senior Staff Scientist in Google Research and an Adjunct Research Professor at USC. His research in HDR imaging, image-based lighting, and photoreal digital actors has been recognized with two technical Academy Awards and SMPTE’s 2017 Progress Medal. In the early 2000’s, he originated the technique of surrounding actors with LED displays to create on-set image-based lighting for virtual production. Techniques from his work have been used to create key visual effects sequences in The Matrix, Spider-Man 2, Benjamin Button, Avatar, Gravity, Furious 7, Gemini Man, and to create a 3D Portrait of US President Barack Obama.