Computer Science 795: Virtual Humans


Mondays 7:20-10:00PM, in Planetary Hall 206.


Jan M. Allbeck

Office hours will be held every Wednesday from 9-10:30am in ENGR 5324 or by appointment.


Ph.D. student or advanced Masters student.

About the Class

In this class we will explore state-of-the-art approaches for simulating virtual humans both from the animation and artificial intelligence perspectives. We will read, discuss, and review papers from the foremost conferences in the field. There will be 3-5 papers assigned per week. Students will be expected to energetically participate in discussions of the assigned papers and work and report on a research project throughout the semester.

Topics will include:


Blackboard and Course Web Page



Assessment Plan for the Course

Class Participation (50%) and Course Project (50%)

GMU Academic Calendar

Honor Code

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