Tom Duff

IRL Name: 
Thomas Douglas Selkirk Duff

Thomas Douglas Selkirk Duff was born on December 8, 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and grew up in Toronto and Leaside. He is a computer programmer and authored the well known "rc" shell for the Plan 9 operating system while working for 12 years at Bell Labs Computing Science Research Center, where he worked and focused on computer graphics, wireless networking, and Plan 9.


He has worked at Pixar Animation Studios since 1996.

With Bill Reeves he designed the first version of Pixar's Marionette 3-D animation system, which won the same award in 1997.

In 1995 he was awarded (with others) the Academy Scientific and Engineering Award for his work on digital image compositing.