Nils Thuerey is an Associate-Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He works in the field of computer graphics, where a central theme of his research are physics simulations and deep learning algorithms.
He acquired a Ph.D. for his work on liquid simulations in 2006 from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Until 2010 he held a position as a post-doctoral researcher at ETH Zurich. He received a tech-Oscar from the AMPAS in 2013 for his research on controllable smoke effects. Subsequently, he worked for three years as R&D lead at ScanlineVFX, before starting at TUM in October 2013.