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April 7, 2010
By Staff Report
Tom D. Whitaker, chairman and CEO of Motion Analysis Corp., will present “Going Virtual: Medicine, Movies, Broadcast and Training” as part of a Department of Computer Science and Engineering colloquium on Friday, April 9, at noon in the Wells Fargo Auditorium of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
Whitaker has served as chairman and CEO of Motion Analysis Corp. (MAC) for more than 20 years. Motion Analysis Corp. is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance optical instrumentation systems that test and measure the movement of objects. The Santa Rosa, Calif.-based company has offices throughout the United States as well as in London, Tokyo and Beijing. The company’s systems are used in advanced computer graphic production applications for animation in full feature movies, video games and broadcast.
In 2005, MAC was awarded four technical achievement Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Whitaker holds a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Nevada and an M.B.A. degree from the University of California.
The colloquium is part of a series jointly sponsored by the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.