Canadian Association of Computer Science
Association informatique canadienne
Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize – 2014

Derek Nowrouzezahrai

Département d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelle
Université de Montréal


Dr. Derek Nowrouzezahrai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at the University of Montreal, where he serves as the co-Director of the Computer Graphics Research Laboratory. After receiving his Ph.D. (2010) and M.Sc. (2006) from the University of Toronto, Derek was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Disney Research Zurich where he additionally lectured at ETH Zurich. Derek’s research interests span many sub-areas in digital media and computational physics, including realistic image synthesis, appearance modeling, fluid simulation, user-centric digital content creation tools, and digital fabrication. Derek has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, including over 15 in the ACM Transactions on Graphics Journal, the leading venue for academic work in computer graphics. Derek has recently served as Technical Papers co-Chair for the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering and SIBGRAPI, as well as having served on every top-tier International Technical Program Committee in computer graphics.