Sehoon Ha [CV]
Ph.D. student
in Computer Graphics
at Georgia Tech

sha9 [at] gatech [dot] edu
404 583 8555

I am a PhD student in the Computer Graphics Group at Georgia Institute of Technology. My advisor is C. Karen Liu and co-advised by Yuting Ye . I have a B.S. degree in Computer Science from KAIST in 2009. I am interested in character animation, robotics, and human-inspired learning.

| News |
  • Release PyDart , an open source python binding of DART simulation package. (April, 2015)
  • Published the first robotics paper, "Reducing Hardware Experiments for Model Learning and Policy Optimization" (January, 2015)
  • Internship @ Disney Research under the advisement of Katsu Yamane (May, 2014)
  • Presented the thesis proposal, "Learning Dynamic Motor Skills for Virtual and Real Humanoids" (April, 2014)
  • Our paper, "Iterative Traiing Of Dynamic Skills Inspired By Human Coaching Technique" is accepted to ACM Transactions on Graphics (April, 2014).
  • Check out a new Eurographics paper, "Physics Storyboard" (December, 2012)

  • | Research Interests |
    Highly dynamic motions of virtual characters
  • Falling motions of Parkour [FLM12]
  • Highly dynamic stunts, such as wall-backflip [ITD14]

  • Motion planning for virtual and real humanoids
  • Learning hardware models in simulation [RHE15]
  • Motion planning for a tabletop robot [Under review]

  • Machine learning for optimization
  • GP for learning hardware models [RHE15]
  • SVM for accelerating CMA-ES [ITD14]
  • ANN for motion reconstruction [HMR11]

  • Intelligent user interface
  • An interactive interface for tuning physics world [PSB13]
  • A high level interface for training dynamic motions [ITD14]

  • | Publications |
    [RHE15] Reducing Hardware Experiments for Model Learning and Policy Optimization
    Sehoon Ha and Katsu Yamane in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2015

    [ITD14] Iterative Training Of Dynamic Skills Inspired By Human Coaching Technique
    Sehoon Ha and C. Karen Liu, in ACM Transactions on Graphics.

    [PSB13] Physics Storyboards
    Sehoon Ha, Jim McCann, C. Karen Liu, and Jovan Popović in Computer Graphics Forum (The proceeding of Eurographics 2013)

    [FLM12] Falling and Landing Motion Control for Character Animation
    Sehoon Ha, Yuting Ye and C. Karen Liu, in ACM Transactions on Graphics (The proceeding of SIGGRAPH Asia 2012)

    [HMR11] Human Motion Reconstruction from Force Sensors
    Sehoon Ha, Yunfei Bai and C. Karen Liu, in ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 2011

    Sehoon Ha