**MOCCA Lab Members** Last updated: May 2020 **Current** | Name | Degree | |----------------|--------| | Setareh Cohen | Ph.D. | | Tianxin Tao | M.Sc. | | Matthew Wilson | M.Sc. | | Nam Hee Kim | M.Sc. | | Daniele Reda | Ph.D. | | Zhaoming Xie | Ph.D. | | Hung Yu Ling | Ph.D. | [//]: # (This may be the most platform independent comment) **Alumni** | Name | Degree | | |-------|----|---| | Glen Berseth | Ph.D. | Scalable Reinforcement Learning for Physics-Based Motion Control | | Farzad Abdolhosseini | M.Sc. | Understanding Reinforcement Learning for Locomotion | | Xinyi Zhang | M.Sc. | Data driven auto-completion for keyframe animation | | Xue Bin (Jason) Peng | M.Sc. | Developing locomotion skills with deep reinforcement learning (*Governor General's Gold Medal*) | | Libin Liu | Postdoc | | | Nicolas Bonneel | Postdoc | | | Philippe Beaudoin | Postdoc | | | Kangkang Yin | Postdoc | | | Boris Dalstein | Ph.D. | Topological Modeling for Vector Graphics (*Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation Award*) | | Shailen Agrawal | Ph.D. | Style Exploration and Generalization for Character Animation | | Stelian Coros | Ph.D. | Real-Time Planning and Control for Simulated Bipedal Locomotion (*Alain Fournier Ph.D. Dissertation Award*) | | Maciej Kalisiak | Ph.D. | Toward More Efficient Motion Planning with Differential Constraints | | Kangkang Yin | Ph.D. | Data-Driven Kinematic and Dynamic Models for Character Animation | | Hamish Carr | Ph.D. | Topological Manipulation of Isosurfaces(cosup. with Jack Snoeyink) | | Petros Faloutsos | Ph.D. | Composable Controllers for Physics Based Character Animation | | Jacob Chen | M.Sc. | Embodied perception during walking using Deep Recurrent Neural Networks | | Michael Firmin | M.Sc. | Design and integration of controllers for simulated characters | | Daniel Troniak | M.Sc. | Real-time predictions from un | | Shuo Shen | M.Sc. | Design and Optimization of Control Primitives for Simulated Characters | | Chuan Zhu | M.Sc. | Exploring Structured Predictions from Sensorimotor Data during Non-prehensile Manipulation using both Simulations and Robots | | Jingxian Li | M.Sc. | Reinforcement Learning Using Sensorimotor Traces | | Ernesto Torres-Vidal | M.Sc. | Modeling standing, walking and rolling skills for physics-based character animation | | Kai Ding | M.Sc. | Learning reduced order linear feedback policies for motion skills | | Li Li | M.Sc. | Essay A Reference Implementation for Planar Physics-based Biped Locomotion Using SIMBICON | | William Chao | M.Sc. | Improvisational interfaces for visualization construction and scalar function sketching | | Michael Welsman-Dinelle | M.Sc. | The animation canvas : a sketch-based visual language for motion editing | | Suwen Wang | M.Sc. | Physics-based animation of primate locomotion | | Ben Jones | M.Sc. | Rising Motion Controllers for Physically Simulated Characters | | Andrej Karpathy | M.Sc. | Staged learning of agile motor skills | | Roey Flor | M.Sc. | Template Based Sketch Recognition Using Hidden Markov Models | | Steven Chang | M.Sc. | Semi-Automatic fitting of deformable 3D models to 2D sketches (cosup with Alla Sheffer) | | Kevin Loken | M.Sc. | Imitation-based Learning of Bipedal Walking Using Locally Weighted Learning | | Andrew Adam | M.Sc. | Planning dynamic vehicle motion using move trees | | Chen Yang | M.Sc. | Sketch-based Modeling of Parameterized Objects | | Zhijin Wang | M.Sc. | Design and Implementation of a Voice-Driven Animation System | | Dan Xiao | M.Sc. | Sketch-based Instancing of Parameterized 3D Models | | Dana Sharon | M.Sc. | Synthesis of Stylized Walking Controllers for Planar Bipeds | | Ken Alton | M.Sc. | Shaping and Policy Search for Nearest-Neighbour Control Policies for Vehicle Steering | | Peng Zhao | M.Sc. | Animation Palette: An Interface for Prototyping Dynamic Aerial Motions | | Matthew Thorne | M.Sc. | Motion Doodles: A Sketch-based Interface for Character Animation | | Daniel Taranovsky | M.Sc. | Guided Control of Intelligent Virtual Puppets | | Cathy Jansen | M.Sc. | (natural language interfaces for animation) | | Maciej Kalisiak | M.Sc. | A Grasp-Based Motion Planning Algorithm for Intelligent Character Animation | | Jimmy Talbot | M.Sc. | Accurate Characterization of Skin Deformations Using Range Data | | Ivan Neulander | M.Sc. | Rendering Generalized Cylinders Using the A-Buffer | | Nick Torkos | M.Sc. | Footprint-Based Quadruped Motion Synthesis | | Joe Laszlo | M.Sc. | Limit Cycle Control of Dynamic Bipedal Locomotion | | Petros Faloutsos | M.Sc. | Physics-based Animation and Control of Flexible Characters | | Pedro Huang | M.Sc. | Planning for Dynamic Motions Using a Search Tree | | Jason Harrison | Postdoc | | | Fabrice Neyret | Postdoc | | | Alexis Lamouret | Postdoc | | | Eric Langenou | Postdoc | | | Xiaohuan Wang | M.Sc. | An Adaptive Rendering and Display Model for Networked Applications | | Ryan Kim | M.Sc. | Automatic Motion Synthesis Using Pose Controllers |