Computer Science MSc student Xinyi Zhang and Professor Michiel van de Panne win 2018 MIG Best Paper Award

Computer Science MSc student Xinyi Zhang and Professor Michiel van de Panne won the best paper award at the 11th annual conference on Motion, Interaction and Games (MIG 2018) held in Limassol, Cyprus.

Their paper, titled "Data-driven Autocompletion for Keyframe Animation", explores the potential of using machine learning to automatically produce motions that match a user-specified set of keyframes.  The learned model is first trained on the motion characteristics of example motions and sampled keyframes from those motions.  The method is based on an autoregressive recurrent neural network (ARNN) that is conditioned on the target keyframes, and a loss function that seeks to match motion predictions from the training data, as well as matching the specified keyframes.

Congratulations, Xinyi and Michiel!

Audience Department
Site Categories Research

Department News

February 8, 2019
UBC Computer Science Professor Tamara Munzner has been awarded a 2018 UBC Killam Research...
February 8, 2019
Computer Science Professor and Canada 150 Research Chair Margo Seltzer has been elected a Member of...
January 14, 2019
UBC Computer Science student Chris Yoon received an honourable mention in the 2019 CRA Outstanding...
December 6, 2018
The paper, entitled "Nearly tight sample complexity bounds for learning mixtures of Gaussians via...

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia


ICICS/CS Building 201-2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 Canada
Tel: 604-822-3061 | Fax: 604-822-5485
Undergrad program:
Graduate program:

Emergency Procedures | Accessibility | Contact UBC | © Copyright The University of British Columbia