Julie Dorsey
Julie Dorsey
Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Computer Science
Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science
Elected to the Academy in 2022


Cornell University, 1987, BArch/BS, Architecture and Architectural History and 1990, MS, Computer Science, and 1993, PhD, Computer Science

Professional Area

Computer science, with particular expertise in computer graphics; Interactive techniques; Human-computer interaction; Creative applications of machine learning


For groundbreaking contributions to the field of computer graphics, including algorithms for lighting and acoustical design, methods for modeling and simulating material appearance, and interactive conceptual design tools. Her work has found real-world application in the fields of architecture, product design, visual journalism, and concept development for movies.