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CRA-Women Virtual Town Hall on July 14


Virtual Undergraduate Town Hall: Accelerated Cloth Simulation for Virtual Try-On

During this event on July 14 at 4pm ET, students will learn about cutting edge research in the field of computing and have the opportunity to ask distinguished computer scientists questions.  The state of the art in cloth simulation can produce highly realistic cloth, but requires extremely high computation time, on the order of hours or even days.

Research Presentation: Accelerated Cloth Simulation for Virtual Try-On
The state of the art in cloth simulation can produce highly realistic cloth, but requires extremely high computation time, on the order of hours or even days. Applications such as animation previewing or virtual prototyping call for more interactive simulations and might be able to sacrifice a small amount of accuracy to achieve these speeds. In this talk, listen to an overview of common techniques used in cloth simulation, and discuss some of the research challenges we face in accelerating the overall runtime.

Mentoring Session: Grad School Applications 101
Applying to graduate schools can be a daunting activity. Which schools should you consider applying to? What do you write in a statement of interest? When do you need to start? The mentoring session that is part of this webinar will provide answers to all of these questions and more.

 


Tanya AmertSpeaker: Tanya Amert, Ph.D. Student at UNC, Chapel Hill, Computer Science
Bio: Tanya is currently a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Computer Science.  She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from MIT, and then spent three years at Microsoft, working as a software engineer in Office 365.  Her research focuses on physically-based simulations for VR applications such as virtual try-on.


Host: Lori Pollock, Professor at University of Delaware, Computer and Information Sciences
Bio: Lori Pollock is a professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware. Her research currently focuses on program analysis for building better software maintenance tools, optimizing compilers for modern computer architectures, and software testing.


Encourage your students to register for the webinar here.

Tanya Amert Research