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"People, Places, Stories, and Games", Mubbasir Kapadia (CS, Rutgers) - Hosted by Computer Science (VIDEO RECORDING AVAILABLE)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Busch Campus, Psych 101

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Abstract: Our research lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence, visual computing, and human-computer interaction with a mission to develop intelligent visual interfaces to empower content creators. In this talk, I will describe our ongoing efforts towards this goal in the following 4 areas:

People: We are developing computational models of human movement, that are able to sufficiently model the underlying complexity inherent in bipedal locomotion, while scaling to capture the aggregate dynamics of large crowds.

Spaces: We present a user-in-the-loop method for exploring optimal designs of environments, which account for how people use a space. Our system does not replace, but empowers designers by deeply integrating with existing pipelines to help them explore the complex solution space of designs for human utilization.

Stories: We are developing intelligent, accessible, visual interfaces to allow anyone to create their own digital stories and transform traditionally passive experiences into immersive interactive experiences, while preserving the essence of the original narrative.

Games: I will briefly describe our ongoing efforts in developing serious games as a platform to harness computational intelligence and human computation, with applications in the study of collective behavior, crowd management, and architectural design.


Bio: Mubbasir Kapadia is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at Rutgers University, and the Director of the Intelligent Visual Interfaces (IVI) Lab. Previously, he held positions at Disney Research Zurich and the Human Modeling and Simulation Lab at University of Pennsylvania. He has received funding through DARPA and NSF, and generous gifts from Disney Research and Unity. He received his PhD in Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles.

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The RuCCS Colloquia Series is organized by Dr. Julien Musolino and Dr. Sara Pixley. The talks are held on Tuesdays in the Psychology Building, Room 101 on the Busch Campus from 1:00-2:30pm.

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