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People, Stories, and Play

Speaker Name: 
Mubbasir Kapadia
Speaker Title: 
Assistant Professor
Speaker Organization: 
Rutgers University
Start Time: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 11:15am
End Time: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:15pm
Angus Forbes

Abstract: Our research lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence, visual computing, and human-computer interaction, with a mission to develop intelligent visual interfaces to empower content creators. In this talk, I will describe our ongoing efforts towards this goal in the following areas: 

People: We are developing solutions for animating autonomous virtual humans, which capture the underlying complexity inherent in human movement, while scaling to handle sophisticated multi-actor behaviors.

Stories: We are developing intelligent, accessible interfaces to allow anyone to create their own animated digital stories, and to transform traditionally passive experiences into immersive interactive experiences, while preserving the essence of the original narrative. 

Play: I will describe our ongoing efforts in developing serious games as a platform to harness computational intelligence and human computation, with applications in the study of collective behavior, crowd management, and architectural design.

BIOGRAPHY: Mubbasir Kapadia is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at Rutgers University. Previously, he held positions at Disney Research Zurich and the Human Modeling and Simulation Lab at University of Pennsylvania. He was the project lead on the United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL) funded project Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA). He received his PhD in Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles. Kapadia’s research is supported through grants from NSF and DARPA.


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