Frank Patterson is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Pulse Evolution, a company that produces hyper-realistic digital humans for entertainment and emerging applications. He leads the company’s digital human production projects, including the exploitation of revenue share contracts with the estates of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson. Patterson produced the live production of Michael Jackson’s “Slave to the Rhythm” at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, which featured an original performance by Pulse Evolution’s computer-generated and animated human likeness of the late Michael Jackson. Patterson serves as professor and dean of the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University. The “Hollywood Reporter” named him one of the nation’s top mentors to a generation of Hollywood filmmakers. Patterson's creative and research activities are currently focused at the intersection of artificial reality and artificial intelligence, with a particular interest in digital human agency.