Lectures by Prof. Nadia Magnenat Thalmann

Professor Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Director of the Institute for Media Innovation in Singapore, and head of the MIRALab Research Laboratory at the University of Geneva, is visiting Imagelab and is going to give four lectures on Computer Graphics and 3D Reconstruction.

Course Schedule

Lecture 1 21 September 9:00–13:00 Laboratorio Multimediale
Lecture 2 22 September 9:00-13:00 Laboratorio Multimediale
Lecture 3 23 September 9:00-13:00 Laboratorio Multimediale
Lecture 4 24 September 9:00-13:00 Laboratorio Multimediale

Biography

Professor Nadia Magnenat Thalmann has pioneered research into virtual humans over the last 30 years. She obtained several Bachelor's and Master's degrees in various disciplines (Psychology, Biology and Biochemistry) and a PhD in Quantum Physics from the University of Geneva in 1977. From 1977 to 1989, she was a Professor at the University of Montreal in Canada and then Professor at the University of Geneva. In 1989, she founded the interdisciplinary research group MIRALab at the University of Geneva (www.miralab.ch). Her global domain of research is Virtual Humans and Social Robots.

Together with her PhD students, she has published more than 500 papers and books on Virtual Humans and Social Robots with research topics such as 3D clothes, hair, body gestures, emotions modelling, and medical simulation.

During her Career, she has received more than 30 Awards such as “Woman in the Year”, the early recognition in Montreal in 1987. Among the recent ones, she was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa in Natural Sciences from the Leibniz University of Hanover in Germany in 2009, the Distinguished Career Award from the European Association for Computer Graphics in Norrkoping, Sweden and an Honorary Doctorate of the University in Ottawa in 2010, a Career Achievement Award from the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society in Toronto in 2012, as well as the Humboldt Research Award in Germany.