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Audrey LeGrande
Assistant Director of Alumni
and Student Relations
1072 ECE Building
306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 300-1783


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Alumni Awards

Young Alumni Achievement Award (2006)

In recognition of his contributions to the science and art of computer graphics in the field of digital entertainment.

Steve C. Sullivan

Steve C. Sullivan

MSEE ’91, PhD ’97
R&D Director
Industrial Light and Magic
San Rafael, California

Steve Sullivan joined Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) in 1998 to develop computer vision techniques for visual effects production. He led a team within ILM’s research and development group developing systems for matchmoving, photogrammetry, image-based rendering, and motion capture. He has worked on over 40 films, and in 2002 received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the MARS motion and structure recovery system. Later in 2002, he became director of Research and Development, and currently leads the creation of ILM’s next-generation artist technology, as well as the co-development of game and film technology with LucasArts.

After receiving his PhD in 1997, Sullivan spent two years with Rhythm & Hues Studios in Los Angeles developing animation and 3D tracking software before joining ILM.