11th October 2018

Zoe Leonard, 11 Oct 2018

11th October 2018

CDE Research Engineer news


CDE Student showcase at BFX 2018

Research Engineers from Centre for Digital Entertainment showcased their EngD research at BFX Festival 2018 in Bournemouth on 5th October 2018.  BFX is the UK’s largest visual effects, computer games and animation festival.

Thomas Matthews brought along a fun dance demo, John Hill showed us VR and AR demos from Holovis and Valentin Miu showed his smoke simulation demo ‘Real-time 3D Smoke Simulation with Convolutional Neural Network-based Projection Method’.

Asha Ward gave people the chance to try out her music tech kits and Rory Clark demonstrated the Ultrahaptics ‘ Mid-air haptics using ultrasound’ haptics board.

Visitors on the day had a great opportunity to meet with industry and discuss future careers.




Mark Mosely visits University of Alberta, Canada

CDE Research Engineer Mark Moseley, had the opportunity to travel to Canada and visit the University of Alberta in June as part of his EngD research.  Mark’s research focuses on children and young people who have profound motor impairments.  While in Canada Mark presented his research to 2 audiences and became part of an active research team at the University of Alberta.  You can read his experience of the visit, and the benefits to his research here: ​ http://www.digital-entertainment.org/applicants/blog/looking-back-visit-university-alberta-canada/




Tom Smith’s paper accepted at Foundations of Digital Games 2018

<o:p></o:p>CDE Research Engineer Tom Smith travelled to Malmo, Sweden in August for the 9th Workshop on Procedural Content Generation at Foundations of Digital Games 2018.  He presented his paper ‘Graph-based Generation of Action-Adventure Dungeon Levels using Answer Set Programming' (Thomas Smith and Julian Padget, University of Bath, and Andrew Vidler, Ninja theory).  Huge congratulations to Tom and your supervisory team, Julian and Andrew. 





CVMP 2018, The 15th ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production, takes place at the BFI Southbank in London from 13-14th December 2018 and you can register here: http://www.cvmp-conference.org/2018/registration/

CVMP brings together production and post-production specialists from the worlds of film, broadcast and games with imaging and graphics researchers.  CVMP provides a European forum for presentation of the latest research and application advances, combined with keynote and invited talks on state-of-the-art industry practice.

Confirmed Keynotes can be viewed here: http://www.cvmp-conference.org/2018/keynotes/

Centre for Digital Entertainment are proud to be sponsoring CVMP again this year.




The Bath Digital Festival returns from 23rd – 27th October 2018.  The festival is a week-long celebration of digital technology with 85 events aimed at businesses, techies and families alike.   You can buy your festival pass and book onto events now: https://bathdigitalfestival.co.uk/

Don’t forget to catch our colleagues from CAMERA (Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications) on 26th October at ‘A Tour Through Digital Innovation and Research at the University’: https://bathdigitalfestival.co.uk/events/business:learn/a-tour-through-digital-innovation-and-research-at-the-university.html


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