CTO, Pixar Animation Studios
Steve May’s tenure at Pixar Animation Studios spans more than 24 years, where he is currently Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he supports all technology at the studio, including software R&D, information systems, RenderMan, and the development of visual effects tools and processes for each film.
Steve began his tenure at Pixar Animation Studios in 1998 as a technical director on TOY STORY 2. For Pixar’s next film, MONSTERS, INC., he helped to pioneer the fur technology and overall look for the character Sullivan. He went on to work as a supervising technical director for FINDING NEMO, CARS, UP, and BRAVE.
Prior to Pixar, Steve was a member of the research faculty at The Ohio State University. He received a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering as well as bachelor’s of science and master’s of science degrees from The Ohio State University.