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2020 SIG Center Colloquium Series

Supported by the Digital Media Design program and the Computer Graphics and Game Technology program, the SIG Center for Computer Graphics at the University of Pennsylvania hosts the Computer Graphics Seminar Series. This weekly seminar event features influential researchers, industrial practitioners, students, and alumni in Computer Graphics related disciplines, and covers exciting state-of-the-art advances.

Seminars are held on Friday from 10:00 - 11:00 on Zoom unless otherwise noted
in the speaker's information
Zoom Link:

September 25th, 2020

David Hyde

PIC Assistant Adjunct Professor
Department of Mathematics, UCLA
Talk: "Coupling Sub-Grid Solids, Simulating Liquid Metals, and Inferring Facial Expressions"
Zoom Recording (Access Passcode: 39L098D%)

October 2nd, 2020

Yin Yang

Associate Professor
School of Computing
Clemson University
Talk: "Differentiable Machine Learning in Deformable Simulation"
Zoom Recording (Access Passcode: a$0H11?*)

October 9th, 2020

Paul Kanyuk

Crowds Technical Supervisor
Pixar Animation Studios
Talk: "Special SIG Alum Talk: A History of Crowd Simulation and Rendering at Pixar"
Zoom Recording Not Available

October 16th, 2020

Qixing Huang

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas, Austin
Talk: "Uncertainty-Driven Geometry Reconstruction and Understanding"
Zoom Recording (Access Passcode: 3K?!8tNl)

October 23rd, 2020
Special Time: 12-1pm

Fernando de Goes

Research Scientist
Pixar Animation Studios
Talk: "Physics-based Animation at Pixar"
Zoom Recording Not Available

November 6th, 2020

Adriana Schulz

Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Computer Science & Engineering
Talk: "Computational Design for the Next Manufacturing Revolution"

November 13th, 2020

Joseph T. Kider Jr.

Assistant Professor
Modeling & Simulation
Institute for Simulation and Training
University of Central Florida
Talk: "From Bits to Bricks – Bridging Building Energy Modeling and Simulation with Graphics"

November 20th, 2020
Special time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Magy Seif El-Nasr

Professor and Vice Chair of Serious Games
Computational Media
University of California, Santa Cruz
Talk: "Behavior Modeling using Data from Games"

December 4th, 2020
Special time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hao Su

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
Talk: "Compositional Generalizability in Geometry, Physics, and Policy Learning"


November 10, 2018

Twenty Years of Digital Media: What's Hot in CG?

The Digital Media Design Program is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Please join us as we celebrate this unique interdisciplinary program with a panel of alumni experts to talk about the state of the art in Animation, Games, Social Media and Virtual Reality. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to work at a major animation, VR, or game studio, or were curious about the technological advances being made in these fields, please join us for a fun and informative morning.

Panelists include:
Lu Chen, Instagram
Ray Forziati, Netflix
Marley Gilb, BlueSky Animation Studios
Paul Kanyuk, Pixar Animation
Mike Lang, Etsy
Tamara Levy, Kongregate
Jason Merrin, Hyperbolic Media
Emre Tanirgan, Magic Leap
Nancy Tsang, Pixar Animation

October 5, 2018

PICS Annual Conference - hosted by Dr. Chenfanfu Jiang

The Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS) at the University of Pennsylvania hosts an annual symposium in collaboration with the School of Engineering at Penn. The symposium brings together mathematicians, computer scientists, physical and biological scientists, and engineers from across Penn’s campus and the region with intellectual and research interests in computational science. The 2018 annual symposium was held on October 5th.

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April 7, 2018

Triastate Workshop on Imaging and Graphics - hosted by Dr. Chenfanfu Jiang

The Tristate Workshop on Imaging and Graphics (TWIG) is an annual workshop for people to exchange ideas on research related to computer graphics. There will be invited talks by professors from nearby universities and a poster session for students to present their latest work. Typically we will try to have one 20-25 minute talk from each attending university. More information will be posted regarding speakers and agendas.

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