Zoe Leonard, 25 Apr 2021
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 Kenny Mitchell is a Technical Director of Rendering for Roblox Corp building the Metaverse. He is also co-founder of 3FINERY Ltd and non-executive director of Cobra Simulation Ltd. An ACM SIGGRAPH pioneer and IEEE Senior he has a wealth of recognized excellence across the highest levels of technology for video games, movie visual effects, consumer products and Themepark attractions. Whilst an Imagineer, he founded Disney Research in the UK and before that led engine tech for Harry Potter with Electronics Arts. He also co-founded 3FINERY with patented Intermediated Reality communication technology and supports Cobra Simulation Ltd’s software strategy for training simulation markets.
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.