Dr. Koki Nagano is a principal scientist at Pinscreen and a research associate at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. His work focuses on research and development in achieving realistic digital avatars including 3D face capture, facial animation and simulation, holographic displays, and deep learning. His research has won the DC Expo 2015 Special Prize and he was named a Google PhD Fellow 2016. His research was featured on various media outlets such as LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Gizmodo, and The Verge. He previously worked for Oculus Research and Weta Digital. He received his PhD in 2017 from the Computer Science program at the University of Southern California advised by Dr. Paul Debevec and his BE degree in 2012 from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.