•   When: Friday, February 01, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
  •   Speakers: Craig Yu
  •   Location: ENGR 4201
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The increasing abundance of empirical data captured from the real world and perceptual data captured from virtual reality lets us devise novel approaches for data-driven computational design. In this talk, I will discuss the recent progress of my team in devising computational design approaches for automatically generating human-centered designs, including interior design, architectural layout design, furniture design, fashion design, product design, and video game design. I will also talk about how human perceptual data tracked from virtual reality can be employed for creating novel applications such as personalized exergaming and training, and for powering "smart" VR navigation tools. Finally, I will share insights from the graphics, vision and robotics perspectives on enhancing computers as creativity support tools, and on the possible future roles of humans and AI in design.



Craig Yu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Volgenau School of Engineering. He works on computer graphics, vision, human-computer interaction, and virtual reality, particularly on AI and data-driven techniques for computational design. Yu obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA in 2013 with an Outstanding Recognition in Research Award. Yu was a visiting scientist at the MIT International Design Center and a visiting scholar at the Stanford Computer Graphics Lab. He is the recipient of the Cisco Outstanding Graduate Research Award, the Award of Excellence from Microsoft Research, the UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, and the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship. His research has been featured by New Scientist, the UCLA Newsletter, and the IEEE Xplore Innovation Spotlight. His lab is supported by the NSF, Microsoft, Google, Nvidia, and Oracle.

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