Doug Roble is the creative director of software at Digital Domain, the multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects studio located in Venice, CA. Digital Domain has produced the visual effects for Titanic, Apollo 13, Flags of our Fathers, Transformers, Pirates III, and many, many more. He has been writing software and doing research since he joined the company in 1993.
In 1999, Roble won a Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award for his 3D tracking/scene reconstruction program, "track." In 2002 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Ohio State University. This Feburary he received the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award for his work on Digital Domain's fluid simulation system.
Roble is currently the editor in chief of the Journal of Graphics Tools. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences's Digital Imaging Technology sub-committee of the Sci-Tech Awards Committee. He also is an active participant in the Association for Computing Machinery conferences, where he chaired a program in 2002. He gave the keynote address at the Symposium on Computer Animation in 2005. In 2007 he spoke at the American Associatin for the Advancement of Science conference in San Francisco and was an invited speaker at the Symposium on Mathematics and Science in Digital Media in Singapore.
Roble is an avid cyclist, hiker, and skier and enjoys drawing and watercolors. He'll never know enough mathematics but he doesn't let that get him downólearning math is so much fun! And, of course, he loves movies and video games as well.