Luiz Velho is a Senior Researcher at IMPA and the leading scientist of VISGRAF Laboratory. He received a BE in Industrial Design from ESDI, a MS in from the MIT Media Lab, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.
He was a visiting researcher at the National Film Board of Canada and a Systems Engineer at the Fantastic Animation Machine New York. He was a Principal Engineer at Globo TV in Brazil and visiting professor at the Courant Institute at NYU. He also was a visiting scientist at HP Laboratories and at Microsoft Research China.