OK. Let's see. There are a few things you may want to know about me.
First, I am now Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University. It is a great place to be. I remain a professor (emeritus--even if I think I am too young to use that term) at University of Toronto, in the Department of Computer Science, though I'm only around a few days a month. I help to run dgp, the Dynamic Graphics Project. All of these places are terrific.
I am way way way Past Chair of the Department (1998-2004). I would like to announce that I have graduated from chair to stool.
Gord Kurtenbach of Autodesk and I won an NSERC Synergy Award in February 2012. We even let the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston pose with us. And then the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society had the questionable sense of awarding me an achievement award in June 2014. And then again Eurographics decided to elect me as fellow in July 2014. I've been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in September 2014. Someone in 2014 truly has mistaken me for a convincing impostor. And this year in 2020 I was elected to the SIGGRAPH Academy.
I am the inaugural Director of the professional master's programme in the Department of Computer Science called the "M.Sc. in Applied Computing (MScAC)". You should check it out if you would like a rigorous, research-internship alternative to our regular thesis M.Sc., or if you represent a company searching for terrific graduate student interns.
I am also Past Chair of the SIGGRAPH Awards Committee (2004-2008), and participated in and chaired the ACM Paris Kanellakis Award selection committee (2009-2012). I co-chaired Symposium for Computer Animation 2008 with Jerry Tessendorf, and co-chaired Pacific Graphics 2011 with Ming Ouhyoung, who did all the work.
Lastly, a long time ago I had a blast as Papers Chair of SIGGRAPH 2001. Paul Debevec created an excellent composite image of the papers committee. The papers session included a dedication of the proceedings to my friend, mentor and former supervisor, Alain Fournier. How I still miss his awkward charm and brilliance. You might be interested in an almost surreal picture taken by Paul during the dedication.
And if for some crazy reason you really want to know more about me, you can go to my brief biography.