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Numerical and Computational Challenges in Science and Engineering

Workshop on the Mathematics of Computer Animation
November 8-9, 2002

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Karan Singh and Wayne Enright (Toronto)


Computer Animation is an eclectic science that uniquely combines mathematics, computer science, fine art, classical animation, physics, biomechanics and anatomy, to name but a few fields. Its applications are diverse, ranging from motion pictures and games to medicine and scientific simulation; its influence equally wide-reaching. At the heart of computer animation techniques lie many fundamental mathematical concepts. Algorithms for computer animation rely heavily on techniques from scientific computation, statistics, signal processing, linear algebra, control theory and computational geometry. Ironically, however, the most appreciated qualities of computer animation elude mathematical analysis.
The goal of this workshop is to lay the foundation for breaking new ground in computer animation by bringing researchers, mathematicians, students, animators and industrial partners together in an intimate informal setting to foster collaboration and exchange of ideas.

Invited Speakers and Workshop Schedule

Friday, November 8

9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast.

9:30 a.m. Opening Words: Eugene Fiume
10:00 a.m. Jessica Hodgins (CMU)
Animating Human Characters
11:00 a.m. Discussion Coffee Break
11:30 a.m. Nancy Pollard (Brown)
Animating Manipulation Tasks from Human Motion Data
12:30 p.m. Lunch on-site sponsored by The Fields Institute
2:00 p.m. Rick Parent (Ohio State)
Lip-sync Animation
3:00 p.m. Chris Landreth (Sentient Ltd.)
Realism and Psychology in Animation
4:00 p.m. Discussion Coffee Break
4:30 p.m. Tour of DGP, demos
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Saturday, November 9

9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast.
9:30 a.m. Wayne H. Enright (Toronto)
Fast Visualization/Animation of Approximate Solutions of PDEs
10:30 a.m. Dinesh Pai (Rutgers)
Multisensory Interactive Animation
11:30 a.m. Raghu Machiraju (Ohio State)
Synthesis and Animation Through Analysis of Data
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. Mike van de Panne (British Columbia)
Haptic control envelopes and other unfinished projects
4:00 p.m. SIGGRAPH 2002 Electronic Theater Screening / Discussion Coffe Break

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