Alex Tessier is a Software Developer at Autodesk Research. Since joining the company in 1998, Alex has worked on various projects at Autodesk, including Autodesk Alias, Spider, Custom Engineering and Sketchbook. Alex received his Bachelor's of Applied Science with Honours from the University of Waterloo in Mechanical Engineering. With 15 years of diverse industry experience, Alex has worked in various areas and companies, notably: IBM, General Electric, Aiolos Engineering, National Defence Canada and Procision Analysis Corp.
Alex's research interests are in simulation, parallelism and hardware rendering. His recent experience inlcudes working with the Microsoft Surface, CUDA, OpenGL SL, OpenCL, C#, XAML, WPF, large scale C++ software design, and the intel threaded building blocks.
Alex hobbies include scuba diving, playing the violin and being the drummer in a band. Together with his wife Alice, Alex's activities outside of work focus mainly on his two young boys, William and Jacques and their labrador retriever Athena.