I have taken an assistant professor of computer science position at:
David is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the
Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center in
the College of
Computing. He works in the
Animation Lab at Georgia Tech. His current research includes
creating dynamic simulations and developing
Group Behaviors for Virtual Environments.
Animated characters are needed to play the role of teachers or guides, teammates or competitors, or just to provide a source of
interesting motion in virtual environments. For a virtual environment to be compelling, the characters must have a wide variety of
complex and interesting behaviors and must be responsive to the actions of the user. The difficulty of constructing such synthetic
characters currently hinders the development of these environments, particularly when realism is required. My
research projects utilize dynamic simulations as a source of realistic character motion to improve the suitability of physically
simulated characters for virtual environments.