Prof. Daniel Thalmann is a Swiss and Canadian Computer Scientist and a pioneer in Virtual Humans. He is one of the most highly cited scientists in Computer Graphics. He is currently with the Institute for Media Innovation, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Honorary Professor at EPFL, Switzerland. Pioneer in research on Virtual Humans, his current research interests also include social robots, crowd simulation and Virtual Reality. Daniel Thalmann has been the Founder of The Virtual Reality Lab (VRlab) at EPFL, Switzerland, Professor at The University of Montreal and Visiting Professor/ Researcher at CERN, University of Nebraska, University of Tokyo, and National University of Singapore.
Daniel Thalmann is coeditor-in-chief of the Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, and member of the editorial board of 12 other journals. He was Program Chair and CoChair of several conferences including IEEE-VR, ACM-VRST, and ACM-VRCAI.
Daniel Thalmann has published more than 600 papers in Graphics, Animation, and Virtual Reality. He is coeditor of 30 books, and coauthor of several books including 'Crowd Simulation' (second edition 2012) and 'Stepping Into Virtual Reality' (2007), published by Springer.
Daniel Thalmann received his PhD in Computer Science in 1977 from the University of Geneva and an Honorary Doctorate from University Paul-Sabatier in Toulouse, France, in 2003. He also received the Eurographics Distinguished Career Award in 2010, the 2012 Canadian Human Computer Communications Society Achievement Award, and the CGI 2015 Career Achievement. More details on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Thalmann
Main Research Interests:
- Virtual Humans and Social Robots
- Virtual Reality
- 3D Computer Animation