Thomas Verbeek, University of Otago
Thomas is a Masters student at University of Otago. His research is vested in mathematics for texture generation, particularly algorithms for solid noise synthesis. He has taught 100 and 200 level web development courses as a lab demonstrator since 2010. Outside the University, he works as a software developer and 3D artist for photorealistic games and simulation company Areo (www.areograph.com), and also does contract iOS development in Dunedin.
Thomas is a recipient of the prestigious AUC Student Developer Scholarship for 2010-2011. He completed a Summer Bursary project in 2009-2010 for Otago University which has been featured at various conferences, and has created 3D animations and 3D technical works that have been submitted to Siggraph and various other international festivals/conferences. His work with Areo has won United Nations World Summit Awards in 2009 and 2011 for emergent technology.