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About CG at Penn


The HMS Center's mission today may be broadly defined as the study of computer graphics and animation applied to the creation, animation, and utilization of human characters, crowd modeling and control, and computational connections between language and action. The Center’s research is well-represented and cited in the mainstream computer graphics literature. HMS exists to promote first quality research
of international stature. The HMS Center provides a collegial and open atmosphere in which faculty, staff, and students cooperate and coordinate project work. Nearly a dozen Ph.D. students engage in collaborative research efforts with Masters and Undergraduate student participation.

Recent News


CG@Penn Selected to be a 2014 CUDA Teaching Center by NVIDIA

CUDA is a parallel computing platform and programming model that enables dramatic increases in computing performance by harnessing the power of NVIDIAŽ GPU accelerators. CUDA Teaching Centers are recognized institutions that have integrated GPU computing techniques into their mainstream computer programming curriculum, and [Organization] was recognized for its commitment to advancing the state of parallel programming education.

As a CUDA Teaching Center, [Organization] will have access to NVIDIA GPU hardware and NVIDIA parallel programming experts and resources, including educational webinars, an array of teaching materials, and access to the NVIDIA CUDA Cloud Training Program.

CG@Penn Ranked Highly Among Animation Schools

UPenn is ranked as the #4 Animation school program on the East Coast and #9 nationwide.

DMD Junior and teammates make final rounds of the Disney Imagineering Competition

Congratulations to DMD Junior Emre Tanirgan and his team, Kesif, on making final rounds of the Disney Imagineering Competition as well as being featured in The Daily Pennsylvanian!

SIGGRAPH Asia 2013

Congratulations to Tiantian Liu for having two papers accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia, one on Anatomy Transfer and another on Fast Simulation of Mass-Spring Systems!

Senior Capstone Projects 2012-2013

This year's seniors completed an impressive and broad set of projects, each one conceived and completed independently. For details, click here!

Web Technologies Spring 2013

This past spring, a group of DMD and CIS students put together two impressive web applications as an independent study. See an overview of the projects here!

Recent Interview with Dreamworks TD and CGGT Alum Ruhi Sinha

CGGT alum Ruhi Sinha talks about her experience as a Lighting TD on Dreamworks Animation's most recent movie, The Croods. Read the article here.

Congratulations DMD 2017!

Congratulations to the students admitted to the DMD class of 2017 including: Daniel, Aliza, Irem, Nicholas, Meghana, Marshall, Madeline, Minjae, Richard, Zhiyu, Nicholas, Chloe, John, Henry, Valerie, Alyssa, Sarah, Nancy, Paul, Sacha, Albert, Daniel, Conor, Loren, Lynda, Joshuah and Ji Hoo!

DMD Alums featured in the Daily Pennsylvanian

Penn grads work on Oscar-nominated 'Brave'.More

SIG Center, DMD, and Motion Capture in the Daily Pennsylvanian

Motion capture technology captures imaginations. More

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