William Baxter received his PhD in Computer Science in 2004 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was supported by fellowships from the the Link Foundation and NVIDIA. He received a B.S. in EE from Yale University in 1995, after which he spent 3 years working for a software tools company in Reston Virgina before returning to graduate school. His dissertation topic at UNC-Chapel Hill was on physically based methods for interactive digital painting, and his current research areas include haptic rendering, physically-based simulation, and non-photorealistic rendering. He is currently a senior resarcher at OLM Digital in Tokyo.