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ARNO ZINKE Senior Research Development Manager at Autodesk


​Arno Zinke is currently a Senior Research Development Manager at Autodesk where he is overseeing the development of Autodesk's cloud infrastructure and machine learning pipeline.  In addition, he is CEO of GfaR GmbH consulting firm.

He previously headed R&D at Lagoa, a platform for web-based 3D and CAD which was acquired acquired by Autodesk in 2014.

Arno has a computer science and physics background and was both lecturing and researching at the University of Bonn, the University of Frankfurt and the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology. He received a PhD for his dissertation on physically-based hair and fiber rendering from University of Bonn in 2008. His current research interests include physically-based rendering and appearance modeling, computer animation as well as innovative methods for computer aided design

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  • Day 2Tuesday, April 11th
3:00 pm

Visual Computing Challenges at Autodesk

In the past, Autodesk’s computer graphics research was mainly driven by classical visualization needs for visual effects, product design and construction.
While visualization continues to be an important area of research, particularly in the context of virtual prototyping, other topics related to multi-user workflows, artificial intelligence as well as data analytics and exploration have gained importance.
In this presentation I will discuss Autodesk’s visual computing challenges and how fundamental research can help to solve some of the underlying problems

KAUST 15:00 - 15:30 Details