Tyson completed his B.Sc. with dual majors in Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Regina in 2004, followed by his M.Sc. and Ph.D. (2012) in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Professor Robert Bridson. He has co-authored, among others, two SIGGRAPH papers, one paper in SIAM Journal of Scientific Computing, and two papers at the Symposium on Computer Animation. He has co-organized a specialized SIGGRAPH course, and has been reviewer for top computer graphics conferences and journals. His expertise developed during his thesis has led to contributions to the academy award-winning Tissue system at Weta Digital, as well as screen credits for the movies Thor and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. After finishing his PhD, he has worked in the Visual Effects industry, as well as working on photography-related apps for mobile devices.
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