EngD Viva success for Alex Gouvatsos

Zoe Leonard, 19 Jan 2018

EngD Viva success for Alex Gouvatsos

We are pleased to announce that CDE RE Alex Gouvatsos successfully defended his thesis "3D Storyboarding for Modern Animation" yesterday at Bournemouth University.

Alex completed his placement at Hibbert Ralph Animation, with the industrial supervisory support of Jerry Hibbert and academic support from Bournemouth Univerisities Dr Zhidong Xiao and Prof Jian Jun Zhang.  Our congratulations go to all of the team for this success.

Alex had this to say of his CDE Experience.....  "Being a part of the CDE has been an incredible journey.  I met amazing people, travelled to amazing places and learnt how to be a successful independent researcher.  Having experienced my viva, I feel like I have a more complete understanding of what a doctorate (at least an engineering one) is about. I feel relieved and happy and ready for my next challenge.
 
I now work as an R&D Software Developer at Double Negative. I plan to keep applying the skills the CDE empowered me with, while working on impressive films that I love.  I never planned to do a PhD, but when I saw what the EngD offered I immediately applied. With its strong industrial ties, the CDE allowed me to join the industry I loved and carry out research directly within a company."

We wish Alex well in his future as an R&D Software Developer.
 

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