Hanspeter Pfister

Hanspeter Pfister

  • An Wang Professor of Computer Science
  • Director, Institute for Applied Computational Science
  • Affiliate Faculty Member, Center for Brain Science

Profile

Hanspeter Pfister's research lies at the intersection of visualization, computer graphics, and computer vision. It spans a wide range of topics, including visualization, computational photography, point-based graphics, appearance modeling, 3D television, and face recognition.

He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1996 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, in 1991.

Prior to his appointment at Harvard, Pfister worked for 11 years at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) where he was most recently Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist. He was the chief architect of VolumePro, Mitsubishi Electric’s award-winning real-time volume rendering hardware for PCs.

Contact Information

Office:227 Maxwell Dworkin
Email:pfister@seas.harvard.edu
Office Phone:(617) 496-8269
Lab Name:Graphics, Vision & Interaction
Assistant:Michaela Kapp
Assistant Office:Maxwell Dworkin 111A
Assistant Phone:617-496-0964

Primary Teaching Area

Computer Science