CDE Speaker Series Welcomes Professor Kenny Mitchell, Edinburgh Napier University

25th April 2021

CDE Speaker Series Welcomes Professor Kenny Mitchell, Edinburgh Napier University

As part of the CDE Speaker Series, we are pleased to welcome Professor Kenny Mitchell on Friday 30th April 2021 – 3pm.

Title: Animating Avatars with AI

Professor Kenny Mitchell, Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University’s professor KennyMitchellis a TechnicalDirector of Rendering forRoblox Corp building the Metaverse. He is alsoco-founder of 3FINERYLtd and non-executive director of Cobra Simulation Ltd.An ACM SIGGRAPH pioneer and IEEE Senior he has a wealth of recognized excellenceacross the highest levels of technology for video games, movie visual effects, consumer products andThemepark attractions.Whilst anImagineer, he founded Disney Research inthe UK and before that led engine tech for Harry Potter with Electronics Arts.He also co-founded 3FINERY with patented IntermediatedReality communication technology and supports Cobra Simulation Ltd’s software strategy for training simulation markets.

Abstract:

This talk will cover leading award winning techniques Kenny and his team have developed in recent years on facial performance capture both real-time and offline for movies, games and robotics.

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