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Parag Havaldar

Part Time Lecturer of Computer Science


  • Doctoral Degree, Computer Science, University of Southern California


Parag Havaldar received a PhD in Computer Vision and Graphics from the University of Southern California in 1996. Since then he has been working in the media industry to design/architect software solutions for the multimedia pipeline from authoring, compression, distribution, digital rights management. Currently, Dr, Havaldar is a software supervisor at SONY Pictures Imageworks, where he leads SONY’s proprietory efforts in the area of performance capture. The technology developed by him and his group has been used to create stylized and realistic character animations in a variety of movies including Alice in Wonderland (2010 release), Monster House, Hancock, and Spiderman. Dr. Havaldar also serves as a part time faculty member in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California teaching a graduate course on multimedia.

  • Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science
  • Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center
  • 941 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 781
Contact Information
  • (213) 740-4494