Parag Gets Oscar for Technical Achievement

IAS Prelims 2023

Indian-American Parag Havaldar, a computer engineer from IIT-Kharagpur, is part of the Academy Awards’ list of winners for Technical achievement.

Mr. Havaldar is being honoured for the development of expression-based facial performance-capture technology at Sony Pictures Imageworks.

The technology developed by him and his group has been used to create stylised and realistic character animations in a variety of movies, including Alice in Wonderland , Monster House, Hancock and Spiderman.

Currently, he is a software supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, where he leads the company’s proprietary efforts in the area of performance capture.