Cyrus A Wilson

Principal Graphics Scientist
Rhythm & Hues
Building A, 2100 East Grand Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245

I am interested in quantitative representations of motion, whether mechanical movement over various spatial scales, or the flow of information. I am also intrigued by complex systems—especially those in which components with simple rules can give rise to sophisticated emergent behaviors on a larger scale.



Cyrus completed his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Stanford University in June 2006, where he combined molecular manipulations, video microscopy, and computer vision techniques to elucidate how simple processes at the molecular scale could organize to produce coordinated movement at the much larger scale of a whole cell. Before that he performed research in bioinformatics at Yale University, where he obtained his B.S. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry.

After wrapping up his work at Stanford, Cyrus performed research in computational photography at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, and then moved to the USC Institute for Creative Technologies; first as a postdoctoral research associate in the Graphics Lab, and then as a senior research associate in the Art Group. His research there focused on quantitative representations of facial motion, with application to animation.

Subsequently, Cyrus consulted for Pretend LLC before joining Rhythm & Hues Studios.

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