Congratulations to Pinar Satilmis, Dwayne Elahie and Mathieu Saint-Denis from DEPIX — our newest incubation!

Mathieu Saint-Denis (left), Pinar Satilmis, Dwayne Elahie (right)

Depix uses physically based rendering methods empowered with artificial intelligence to create photo-realistic results. The user-friendly compositing software enables users with little or no image editing experience to produce high quality professional results.

Pinar Satilmis holds a bachelors degree in Mathematics from Hacettepe University, Turkey and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Warwick, England. She graduated with a first-class degree from Mathematics and received the best thesis prize for her research from WMG, University of Warwick. Pinar worked as a research assistant at the Mathematics Department, Hacettepe University, for 9 years where she did research, and teachings on Calculus and Programming. Her research interests lie at the intersection of computer graphics and machine learning.

Dwayne Elahie has worked in Hollywood Films and AAA Video Games industry for over a decade as an animator, senior technical director, and pipeline engineer. He has worked on VFX films such as Avatar, The Hunger Games, and Predators, creating digital doubles of actors. He has worked on feature animation films as well, such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Popeye, and Le Petit Prince creating and animating stylized characters. In 2015, Dwayne started to incorporate artificial intelligence, deep learning more specifically, as solutions in software designed for computer graphics. The last designs he worked on have been submitted for a patent. His personal interests include playing sports (such as basketball, soccer, tennis, badminton, and ping pong,) producing music, video editing, watching anime, and playing board games and video games.

Mathieu Saint-Denis is an experienced executive and entrepreneur with 15 years experience in e-commerce, online advertising and business development. Mathieu has built and managed successful teams and businesses, bringing new products to market and running large networks to promote them. Mathieu’s personal interests include building and managing successful teams and businesses, bringing new products to market and running large networks to promote them.