Justin Solomon is an X-Consortium Career Development Assistant Professor in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He leads the MIT Geometric Data Processing Group, which tackles geometric problems in computer graphics, computer vision, machine learning, and other disciplines.
Justin's interest in geometry began in high school, through an internship at the Naval Research Lab developing now patented algorithms for geometric face recognition. He continued his career at Stanford University, where he received his BS (Mathematics and Computer Science), MS (Computer Science), and PhD (Computer Science). After completing his PhD, he spent a year as an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton University Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. He also has spent time in industry; his work at Pixar Animation Studios received two patents and a movie credit.
Justin recently has been named and Army Young Investigator and a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 (Science). Outside the lab, Justin is also a pianist, cellist, and amateur musicologist.