Hanspeter Pfister is the An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Harvard. His research lies at the intersection of visualization, computer graphics, and computer vision. It spans a range of topics, including scientific visualization, point-based graphics, appearance acquisition, GPU computing, and 3D displays. Pfister also offers his semester-long courses online at Harvard Extension School, where he won the Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009.
Before joining Harvard, he worked at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories as an associate director and a senior research scientist. Pfister has a PhD in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master’s in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.