My name is Tim Brooks and I aspire to use technology to enable people to create, experience, and share impactful artwork. My current research investigates large-scale AI models for generating user-controlled videos and images. I am a PhD student at Berkeley AI Research advised by Alyosha Efros, and I will graduate in the spring of 2023.

I previously worked at Google on machine learning in the Pixel smartphone camera and at NVIDIA on video generation models. I am fortunate to have collaborated closely with Tero Karras, Ming-Yu Liu, Jon Barron, and Marc Levoy.

This website contains some of my original individual and collaborative works. My photography has landed awards from National Geographic, Nature's Best Photography and National Wildlife Federation. I have performed at the Beacon Theatre on Broadway in New York City, acted as the lead in Carnegie Mellon’s student-run musical, and received an international award for a cappella beatboxing.

I actively engage in mentorship, cross-institutional and corporate collaborations, and consulting work. Do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions about applying to PhD programs, or if you are interested in working together or hiring me for a project.

I am passionate about my career in computer science and artificial intelligence, and fortunate that it melds with my love for photography, film, and music. I welcome your comments and questions about my work.