Nasheet Zaman is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the Purdue Polytechnic Institute in the Computer Graphics Technology Department. She holds a BA dual degree in Computer Science and English, and an MS in Computer Graphics from Cornell University. Prior to Purdue, she worked in the 3D Animation and Visual Effects industries for over a decade in the roles of Pipeline Technical Director, Lighting/Compositing Artist, and VFX Supervisor. Her credits include Beowulf, The Smurfs, Trollhunters, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Moana, and Oscar-winning films Life of Pi, Frozen, and Big Hero 6. She also co-directed an award-winning independent animated short film, One Per Person, and taught at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Her areas of focus include 3D Animation, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing, Shading, and Visual Effects.