NewsAugust 15, 2014: Back from SAP and SIGGRAPH. Presented our paper on character responsiveness at SAP and our poster on VenvI at SIGGRAPH.
August 1, 2014: My summer student, Dana Moore, is finishing her research experience with the DREU program.
July 31, 2014: Our gaze modeling project received an award from the National Science Foundation (CHS Small, Co-PI Andrew Duchowski). 
May 15, 2014: Responsiveness paper accepted at SAP 2014.
Feb 26, 2014: Press coverage on VEnvI project:   
Jan 29, 2014: Our project VEnvI (Virtual Environment Interactions) received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF INSPIRE award).  
Since 2012, I have been an assistant professor at Clemson University. My primary research interests are in computer graphics, especially animation and perception.
- Character animation techniques and algorithms. I am particularly interested in developing new animation techniques using motion capture, statistical properties and learning through databases.
- Perception of lifelike virtual humans. Humans are capable of successfully distinguishing between human and computer-generated motions, even if the differences are marginal. This skill makes it a challenge to produce convincing animations, especially for very realistic human-like virtual characters. I aim to determine which components of human motion are crucial to lifelike appearance and which errors diminish this realism.
- Hand and finger motions. Hand and finger motions are omnipresent in daily life. Nevertheless, virtual characters often lack convincing hand and finger motions. Capturing, analyzing, understanding, and automatically generating these subtle movements are topics I address in my research.
TeachingFall 2014: CP SC 8070 3D Modeling and Animation
Fall 2014: DPA 4000/6000 Technical Foundations of Digital Production I
Spring 2014: CP SC 8080 Advanced Animation
Fall 2013: CP SC 8070 3D Modeling and Animation
Spring 2013: CP SC 881.005 Technical Foundations of Character Animation
Fall 2012: CP SC 807 3D Modeling and Animation
Perception of Body and Hand Animations for Realistic Virtual Characters
Dissertation, University of Dublin, Trinity College, March 2011,
Advisor: Carol O'Sullivan.