Dmitri Svistula

creative technologist / technical architect


M.Sc in Computer Science, University of Illinois, 2008
B.Sc in Computer Science, University of Illinois, 2004
Research @ Electronic Visualization Laboratory


Focuses: Interactive Systems, Display Systems, Depth Imaging / 3D Sensing, Mixed Reality, Computer Vision, Generative Graphics, Sound Integration, Audiovisual Installation
Languages: C/C++, C#, GLSL, Java, Javascript, Python
Frameworks: OpenGL, OpenCV, Node.js , Cinder, Electron, OpenFrameworks, WebGL, Unity, Touch Designer, Cycling '74 Max
Camera Systems: Microsoft Kinect, Intel RealSense, Stereolabs ZED, FLIR / Point Grey, Asus


December 2017 - April 2020
Senior Architect, Publicis Sapient & Second Story December 2013 - December 2017
Principal Software Engineer, Emerging Experiences, Razorfish May 2008 - September 2013
Immersive Media Engineer, Snibbe Interactive January 2006 - May 2008
Research Assistant, Electronic Visualization Laboratory

Public Events

Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), 2020 link

The California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC) at Stanford University and Mills College 2019

Presentation & panel, "Designing Experiences with New Data", SF Design Week 2017

Outsound New Music Summit, San Francisco Community Music Center, 2013


Rain Table, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2009

Rain Table, Supercomputing 2007

Magic Carpet, Supercomputing 2007

Magic Carpet, iGRID 2005


Svistula, D. Rain Table: Scalable Architecture for Group Oriented Visualization of Geoscience Phenomena. 2008, Graduate College, University of Illinois. pdf

Kirkby, K., Morin, P., Svistula, D., Leigh, J., Johnson, A., Currier, R., Campbell, K. Development of a Visualization Rain Table: A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Poster at American GeoPhysical Union Fall meeting 2007, San Francisco, CA, December 10-14, 2007.

Leigh, J., Johnson, A., Renambot, L., Sandin, D., DeFanti, T., Brown, M., Jeong, B., Jagodic, R., Krumbholz, C., Svistula, D., Hur, H., Kooima, R., Peterka, T., Ge, J., Falk, C., Emerging from the CAVE: Collaboration in Ultra High Resolution Environments, First International Symposium on Universal Communication, Kyoto, Japan, June 14-15, 2007, pp. 96-99.

Morin, P., Kirkby, K., Campbell, K., Hamilton, P., Schmidt, B., Svistula, D., Leigh, J., Renembot, L., Johnson, A., Flat Earth, Round Earth: Two New Visualization Systems for Formal and Informal Geoscience Education, GSAAbstracts Programs Vol. 38.7, Philadelphia, PA, October 22-25, 2006.