Tim McLaughlin

Texas A&M University

Tim McLaughlin joined the faculty of Texas A&M in Fall 2007 and became the Department of Visualization’s first Department Head in January 2008. Prior to coming to Texas A&M Tim worked in the movie industry at Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd. in San Francisco, California where he led teams of artists and engineers developing computer graphics techniques for digital creatures in groundbreaking award winning visual effects for films. At Texas A&M, Tim’s undergraduate teaching area involves collaborative student projects that include computer animation production techniques and visual storytelling. His graduate teaching and research work focuses on developing animation systems for character articulation and deformation. As Head of the Department of Visualization he has overseen the creation of the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Fine Arts in Visualization degree programs. He is active in a variety of research and outreach activities that involve blending art and science in STEM education.



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