Michael Wimmer is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms at TU Wien, where he heads the Rendering and Modeling Group and is the director of the Center for Geometry and Computational Design.
His academic career started with his M.Sc. in 1997 at TU Wien, where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2001. His research interests are real-time rendering, computer games, real-time visualization of urban environments, point-based rendering, procedural modeling and shape modeling.
He has coauthored over 100 papers in these fields. He also coauthored the book Real-Time Shadows.