Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
Dr. Marc Olano is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and director of the department's Computer Science Game Development Track. He spent the past year on sabbatical at Firaxis Games, developing new technology for the upcoming Civilization V title. Before coming to UMBC, Dr. Olano worked at Silicon Graphics on some of the earliest commercial efforts to develop programmable graphics hardware. His received his PhD from the University of North Carolina for the first procedural shading graphics hardware, now one of the defining features of graphics accelerators.