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thiago oscarsCongratulations to SCI Institute Alumnus Thiago Ize for receiving a Technical Achievement Oscar for his work on ray tracing:

To Marcos Fajardo for the creative vision and original implementation of the Arnold Renderer, and to Chris Kulla, Alan King, Thiago Ize and Clifford Stein for their highly optimized geometry engine and novel ray-tracing algorithms which unify the rendering of curves, surfaces, volumetrics and subsurface scattering as developed at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Solid Angle SL.

http://www.oscars.org/news/18-scientific-and-technical-achievements-be-honored-academy-awards-0