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Christopher Batty

  • PhD.
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Waterloo David R Cheriton School of Computer Science
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Recent publications

  • Surface-only liquids

    • Da F
    • Hahn D
    • Batty C
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  • Continuum foam: A material point method for shear-dependent flows

    • Yue Y
    • Smith B
    • Batty C
    • et al.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

September 2013 - Present

Postdoctoral Fellow

Columbia University

February 2011 - August 2013(3 years)

Fluid Simulation Consultant

Exocortex Technologies, Inc.

September 2008 - December 2011(3 years)

Visiting Researcher

INRIA-Nancy Grand Est

October 2010 - December 2010(2 months)

Research Intern

Weta Digital

May 2009 - July 2009(2 months)

Research Intern

Intel Research

May 2007 - August 2007(3 months)

R&D Software Engineer

Frantic Films (now Prime Focus)

January 2004 - August 2005(2 years)


PhD in Computer Science

University of British Columbia

September 2005 - October 2010(5 years)

Bachelor of Computer Science

University of Manitoba

September 1999 - December 2003(4 years)


My interests lie primarily in physics-based animation and computational fluid dynamics, and my current research is focused on developing robust and efficient techniques for the animation of thin fluids. I did my PhD at UBC under Robert Bridson on fluid animation, and was a postdoc at Columbia with Eitan Grinspun for 3 years. Before entering grad school I spent two years at Frantic Films VFX (now Prime Focus VFX) developing physics animation tools for artists, during which time I was credited on the film Superman Returns. I have also consulted for Exocortex Technologies on fluid simulation, and interned at both Intel and Weta Digital.

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