Unlike other Academy Awards to be presented this year, achievements receiving Scientific and Technical Awards need not have been developed and introduced during 2012. Rather, the achievements must demonstrate a proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures. Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be included in the Oscar telecast on Sunday, February 24, 2013.
The Academy Awards for scientific and technical achievements are:
Technical Achievement Award (Academy Certificate)
To J.P. Lewis, Matt Cordner and Nickson Fong for the invention and publication of the Pose Space Deformation technique.
Pose Space Deformation (Psd) introduced the use of novel sparse data interpolation techniques to the task of shape interpolation.