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David Laur ’84 recently won a Sci-Tech Academy Award for his behind-the-scenes work turning complex 3-D models into two-dimensional movie frames for Pixar. A software engineer, Laur received a Technical Achievement Award for his role in developing Pixar’s Alfred system, which the Academy cites as being “the first robust, scalable, widely adopted commercial solution for queue management in the motion picture industry.”

You can hear Laur, who majored in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton, talk about the system in this Pixar Podcast interview. Or read more in the Princeton Alumni Weekly.

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