Facing Forward

Session Description:
This session will explore the future of digitally animated faces. Speakers will present state of the art results in facial modeling and animation. Topics of discussion will further include facial representations, performance capture, expressive speech, emotion, deep fakes, facial perception, and the role of digital faces in human communication.

Session Day and Time: 19 October 1:15pm-2:45pm

Chair Bio:

Karan Singh is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He co-directs a globally reputed graphics and HCI lab, DGP, has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and has supervised over 40 MS/PhD theses. His research interests lie in interactive graphics, spanning art and visual perception, geometric design and fabrication, character animation and anatomy, and interaction techniques for mobile, Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). He has been a technical lead for the Oscar award winning software Maya and was the R&D Director for the 2004 Oscar winning animated short Ryan. He has co-founded multiple companies including Arcestra (architectural design), JALI (facial animation), and JanusVR (Virtual Reality).

Speakers, Affiliation, Bio: 

Hao Li, CEO Pinscreen, http://www.hao-li.com/Hao_Li/Hao_Li_-_about_me.html

Byunkuk Choi, Senior Researcher, Weta Digital

Michael Seymour, Researcher, Lecturer, USYD & fxguide co-founder, https://www.sydney.edu.au/business/about/our-people/academic-staff/mike-seymour.html

Chris Landreth, Oscar winning Animator/Director, Co-founder JALI Research, http://www.chrislandreth.com/about-chris

Siggraph Asia 2021 Tokyo