Andrew  Woo Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Andrew Woo

Chief Technology Officer
NGRAIN Corporation

My love for 3D computer graphics started in grade 11, when computer graphics were not common place at all. In fact, my first encounter with a computer was the PDP-11 (shows my age, I know...). A friend showed me a picture of 3D-like Darth Vader, drawn with a lot of alpha-numeric characters, and I had two immediate feelings – this is awesome, and there must be a better way to display 3D.


Andrew Woo's experience in technology research and development spans over 20 years. In his role as NGRAIN's Chief Technology Officer, he has been responsible for applied research, product development, quality assurance, professional services, instructional design, and intellectual property for products and projects that have been deployed throughout the Canadian and US militaries. Prior to working with NGRAIN, he was senior R&D Manager at Alias-Wavefront, where he was responsible for rendering in award-winning 3D graphics products including Sketch!, Studio, and Maya, for which the Alias team won an Academy Award in technical achievement in 2003. He has published over 20 technical papers and a book on the subject of computer graphics. His ideas have been implemented in products from NVIDIA, Microsoft, and Pixar. Andrew is cofounder of the ACM SIGGRAPH Chapters in Toronto and Vancouver. He is an ACM distinguished member and is a member of IEEE, CHCCS, and CIPS. Andrew received his BSc and MSc in Computer Science and Commerce from the University of Toronto, in 1987 and 1989, respectively. Andrew also holds designations in I.S.P. and ITCP.


    M.Sc., University of Toronto, Canada, 1989
    B.Sc., University of Toronto, Canada, 1987

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    3D computer graphics, specializing in visualization and rendering

Personal Interests

    Coin and stamp collecting, bad sci-fi movies, hockey fan



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