Chair: Mark Schafer
Passive 3D Human Motion Capture
Visual Tracking and Pose Recovery for Special Effects
Computer vision and computer graphics formulations and techniques for three-dimensional, model-based motion capture and animation of unconstrained human movement from multiple cameras.
University of Pennsylvania
Lip Synchronization for Animation
Using computer vision-based tracking to separate a complex moving object from unknown background clutter and recover object pose, allowing computer graphics to be superimposed on the object.
University of Oxford
Layered Compositing of Facial Expression
Research into lip synchronization of speech that has not been preprocessed into phonetic units. Computers can achieve this without the necessity of speech recognition or electromechanical devices attached to the jaw.
David F. McAllister
Robert D. Rodman
Donald L. Bitzer
Andrew S. Freeman
North Carolina State University
An algorithm for real-time interactive facial animation based on a stratified approach. Animators layer degrees of freedom recursively to relate lower-level facial movements to higher-level moods and intentions.
New York University