Chief Scientist, The Walt Disney Studios
Markus Gross is the Chief Scientist of the Walt Disney Studios and a professor of Computer Science at ETH Zürich. He is one of the leading authorities in visual computing, computer animation, digital humans, virtual reality, and AI. In his role at Disney he leads the Studio segment’s research and development unit, where he and his team are pushing the forefront of technology innovation in service of the filmmaking process. Gross has published over 500 scientific papers and holds over 100 patents. His work and achievements have been recognized widely, including two Academy Awards and the ACM SIGGRAPH Steven Anson Coons Award. Gross is member of multiple academies of science and of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.