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School of Computing Seminar Schedule

Seminars are typically held each Friday from 2:30 to 3:30 in McAdams 114. For an abstract and specific info about a seminar, please click the details link following the title.

Fall 2021

Sep24

Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson
Director of Digital Production Arts
Associate Professor
Clemson University

Multi-Purpose Spherical Illumination Device for Research and Production [details]

Dr. Eric Patterson is Associate Professor with the Visual Computing division for the School of Computing and the Director of the DPA program, both at Clemson University. His research is focused towards building impactful programs that merge the best of digital technology and the arts. He has wide background in computer graphics, computer vision, and machine learning for practical applications and research. He has vast experience developing automated hardware and software for photogrammetry and material acquisition at both RedStorm Ubisoft and Clemson University. Presently, his research interests span across topics such as modeling and analyzing representations of the human face, material appearance modeling, computer graphics and animation. He is also deeply interested in filmmaking, game development, and other computer arts.

Oct1

Daljit Singh Dhillon
Daljit Singh Dhillon
Assistant Professor
Clemson University

Physically-based Rendering of Simple Thin Volume Natural Nanostructures [details]

Dr. Daljit Singh Dhillon in an assistant professor with the division for Visual Computing at Clemson University, since Jan 2019. Previously, he was a research associate at Realistic Graphics and Imaging Group, Imperial College London (ICL), UK from 2017 - 2018. His primary research interest lies in modeling material appearances and surface geometric phenomena. He has a keen interest in inter-disciplinary research involving visual computing, especially in material fabrication. He is a recipient of Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) fellowship for his post-doc position. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from University of Bern, Switzerland (2015), M.Sc. (Engg.) degree from Indian Institute of Science (2010) and a bachelor degree in computer engineering from University of Mumbai (1999). Apart from his academic research background, Dr. Dhillon has eight years of industrial experience in software development including research in visual computing and speech processing.

Oct8

Damien Rohmer<br/>
Professor of Computer Sciences<br/>
Ecole Polytechnique<br/>
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Niranjan Kalyanasundaram<br/>
Clemson
Damien Rohmer
Professor of Computer Sciences
Ecole Polytechnique

Niranjan Kalyanasundaram
Clemson

Kinematics-driven Cartoon Effects for Articulated Characters [details]

Damien Rohmer is a professor of Computer Sciences at Ecole Polytechnique, France, and head of the Geometric and Visual Computing research group. His research in Computer Graphics lies in 3D Modeling, Deformation, and Animation of virtual content with a specific focus on efficiency, interactivity and user control. He obtained his PhD in 2011 from Grenoble University, then worked as an assistant professor for six years at CPE Lyon, before joining Ecole Polytechnique in 2017.

Niranjan Kalyanasundaram is a student at Clemson University, pursuing an MS in Digital Production Arts. His work experience spans different industries, including Software Engineering, Sound Engineering, Music, and Motion Graphics. His current areas of academic interest are Animation and Rendering.

Oct15

Manveen Kaur
Manveen Kaur
Computer Science Ph.D. Candidate
Clemson University

An ICN-based QoS-aware group communication protocol for dynamic, mobile UAV swarms [details]

Manveen Kaur is a Computer Science Ph.D. candidate at Clemson University. Her research focuses on solving problems within the system and infrastructure design of current and emerging wireless systems. More specifically, her research focuses on wireless ad-hoc cyber-physical systems comprising mobile, resource-constrained devices, e.g., connected vehicular networks and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) swarms. She is currently working on solutions that allow resource-constrained drone swarms to support computationally intensive QoS-aware applications locally using a flexible and intelligent group communication protocol based on Information-Centric Networking. Manveen obtained her M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer engineering from The Ohio State University and worked in the media-streaming industry as a Systems Engineer before starting her Ph.D. program.

Oct22

Abhinit Sati
Abhinit Sati
Ph.D. Candidate
Boston University

DIGISEW: Anisotropic Stitching for Variable Stretch in Textiles [details]

Abhinit is a PhD student at Boston University working under the supervision of Dr. Emily Whiting in the Shape Lab. He works on developing computational methods to improve the efficiency and performance of physical artifacts. Before heading to Boston, he got his Master's degree in Computer Science from Clemson University with a focus on Visual Computing, where he was supervised by Dr. Victor Zordan and Dr. Ioannis Karamouzas.

Oct29

Brian Dean
Brian Dean
Professor and Chair for the Division of Computer Science at the School of Computing
Clemson University

Recent Algorithmic Results Motivated by Large-Scale Biomedical Problems [details]

Dr. Brian Dean is Professor and Chair for the Division of Computer Science at the School of Computing at Clemson University. He is also Program Coordinator, Biomedical Data Science and Informatics graduate programs. Dr. Dean received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science from MIT. His research interests are quite broad, encompassing most of algorithmic computer science and its applications, with recent emphasis on algorithmic applications in biomedical data science. He is also interested in computer science education, particularly at the high-school level. Dr Dean currently directs the Applied Algorithms Group in the School of Computing at Clemson.

Nov5

Avinash Ranganath
Avinash Ranganath

Motor Babble: Morphology-Driven Coordinated Control of Articulated Characters [details]

Avinash Ranganath worked as a research scientist within the Visual Computing group, under Dr. Victor Zordan and Dr. Ioannis Karamouzas, researching on applying deep reinforcement learning for character control. He completed his doctoral studies from University Carlos III of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, under the supervision of Prof. Luis Moreno, in robot locomotion. Prior to working at Clemson University, he worked as a research engineer at the Robotics and Perception Lab, at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, where he working on developing a machine learning library called LibSPN, and it's application for the problem of semantic mapping of indoor environments. His research interests include machine learning, character control, multi-robot systems, and robot locomotion.

Nov5

Pei Xu
Pei Xu
Ph.D. Candidate
Clemson University

PFPN: Continuous Control of Physically Simulated Characters using Particle Filtering Policy Network [details]

Pei Xu is a Ph.D. student at the School of Computing, Clemson University. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2018. Pei's research interests are in motion planning and computer graphics, including path planning, physics-based character animation, crowd simulation and reinforcement learning.

Nov12

Andre Luckow
Andre Luckow
Head of Emerging Technologies
BMW

Quantum Computing for Industrial Applications [details]

Andre Luckow is head of emerging technologies at BMW. Between 2013 and 2018, he was a project manager and researcher at the BMW Group IT Research Center in the US, collaborating closely with Clemson University. His work lies at the intersection of research and computer science applications in the automotive industry. He focuses mainly on artificial intelligence and quantum computing and their applications on products and processes in the automotive industry.

Nov19

Ninghao Liu
Ninghao Liu
Department of Computer Science
University of Georgia

TBA

Dr. Liu is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in 2021, under the supervision of Dr. Xia Hu. He received my M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015 and B.S. degrees in Information Engineering from South China University of Technology in 2014.

Dec3

Matthias Zwicker
Matthias Zwicker
Elizabeth Iribe Chair for Innovation, Professor of Computer Science
Chair of the Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park

Neural Rendering: Advances in Computer Graphics Rendering by Leveraging Neural Networks [details]

Matthias Zwicker is the Elizabeth Iribe Chair for Innovation and the Phillip H. and Catherine C. Horvitz Professor of Computer Science, and currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at UMD. He joined UMD in March 2017 as the Reginald Allan Hahne Endowed E-Nnovate Professor in Computer Science. He obtained his PhD from ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2003. From 2003 to 2006 he was a post-doctoral associate with the computer graphics group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and then held a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of California in San Diego from 2006 to 2008. From 2008-2017, he was a professor in Computer Science at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where he served as the head of the Computer Graphics Group and as director of undergraduate and graduate studies. His research focus is on the intersection of artificial intelligence and computer graphics, with the goal of enabling next generation AR/VR and computer graphics applications.