Walter Kim develops software and designs user experiences as a member of the Intelligent Systems Lab at PARC. He currently is working on projects on design and digital manufacturing involving CNC milling, 3D printing, computational geometry, and WebGL.
Walter comes from a diverse background of data visualization, robotics, design, and mathematics both in academia and industry. Prior to PARC, Walter worked on large scale data visualization at Microsoft Research and also at Ayasdi, a data visualization startup that originated out of the computational topology research group in Stanford University’s mathematics department. Walter also led the engineering development of a novel robotic system for motion controlled digital video using 6-axis industrial robots at Autofuss/Bot&Dolly that was used for commercial video productions for Microsoft, Google, Louis Vuitton, and others. The system was also used by Warner Brothers to shoot Alfonso Cuarón's 2013 feature film Gravity.
Dr. Kim has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. He has been a post-doctoral fellow at Université Paris 13 and on faculty in the math department at UC Irvine. He has also taught in the architecture department at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
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