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PAUL KRY Associate professor at McGill University


​Paul G. Kry received his B.Math. in computer science with electrical engineering electives in 1997 from the University of Waterloo, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of British Columbia in 2000 and 2005. He spent time as a visitor at Rutgers during most of his Ph.D., and did postdoctoral work at INRIA Rhône Alpes and the LNRS at Université René Descartes. He is currently an associate professor at McGill University, where he heads the Computer Animation and Interaction Capture Laboratory. His research interests are in physically based animation, including deformation, contact, motion editing, and simulated control of locomotion, grasping, and balance. He co-chaired ACM/EG Symposium on Computer Animation in 2012, Graphics Interface in 2014, and served on numerous program committees, including ACM SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH ASIA, Eurographics, ACM/EG Symposium on Computer Animation, Pacific Graphics, and Graphics Interface. He is currently an associate editor for Computer Graphics Forum, and for Computers and Graphics. In 2014, Paul Kry became the president of the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society, the organization which sponsors the annual Graphics Interface conference, and since 2016 he is a director at large on the ACM SIGGRAPH executive committee.​

All sessions by PAUL KRY

  • Day 1Monday, April 10th
2:00 pm

Balancing speed and fidelity in physics based animation

Physically based animation is a key part of many training simulations and entertainment applications. Given the unavoidable trade-off between high fidelity motion and interactive simulation rates, it is useful to have models and methods that find a good balance and provide a mechanism for selecting an appropriate level of fidelity. In this talk I will present work that explores this trade-off for the physically based simulation of contact, deformation, and articulated structures. I will describe examples such as numerical coarsening of elastic solids, discretization of contact at arbitrary resolutions, and reduced models for compliant structures.

KAUST 14:00 - 14:30 Details