Mirjana
Nikolic

Faculty Associate Professor

B.S. Electrical Engineering
University of Novi Sad, Serbia

M.S. Computer Science
City College of New York

Disney Feature Animation
Pixar Studio
Digital Image Movers
PDI/DreamWorks

Mira Nikolic brings 17+ years of feature animation industry experience and passion for teaching computer graphics to future technical directors and technical artists.

Mira has specialized in physically based modeling and animation techniques and contributed to the crowd simulation and cloth simulation pipelines at both Disney Feature Animation and Pixar. As an effects technical director Mira worked on shots including crowd simulation in Hunchback of Notre Dame, water simulation in The Incredibles and Tarzan, particle simulation in Shrek and Nemo Submarine Disneyland ride. She was part of the team that developed rendering pipeline at Image Movers Digital using Renderman.