Adam W. Bargteil is an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has worked in physics-based animation since 2001. His work spans a wide range of phenomena including rigid bodies, soft bodies, and fluids. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley was a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. From 2005 to 2007, he consulted at PDI/DreamWorks. He has offered graduate courses on physics-based animation five times and has twice taught an undergraduate course on computer animation, about half of which focuses on physics-based animation.