Yining Karl Li is a senior software engineer at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he works on Disney’s Hyperion Renderer as part of the Disney Animation rendering team. His areas of interest cover all things production rendering, and he has contributed rendering technology to the films Zootopia, Moana, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Frozen 2, and upcoming film Raya and the Last Dragon. Previously he was at Cornell University, Pixar Animation Studios, Dreamworks Animation, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied something completely unrelated to anything he does now.
David Adler is a Staff Software Engineer at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he works on the Hyperion renderer and its machine learning denoiser. He has been at Disney since 1998. When not working from home, he’s working on his home and automating it.