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Alumni

MIRALab has a present, a future… and a past. Where did our former researchers go?

Dr. Matthias Becker

Working period in MIRALab: From March 2012 to September 2016
PhD: “Efficient Extraction of Musculoskeletal Structures from Multi-Channel MR Images”


Dr. Andra Chincisan

Working period in MIRALab: From October 2012 to July 2016
PhD: “Analysis of 3D Knee Joint Deformation Using a Multiscale Modelling Approach”
Email: andra.chincisan@gmail.com


Dr. Lazhari Assassi

Lazhari Assassi is currently working as a Senior Researcher at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Working period in MIRALab: From 2008 to June 2015
PhD: “Biomechanical modeling of the hip joint during extreme movements”
Email: Lazhari.Assassi@unige.ch


Dr. Niels Nijdam

Niels Nijdam is currently working as a Senior Researcher at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Working period in MIRALab: From March 2008 to January 2014
PhD: “Context-Aware 3D rendering for User-Centric Pervasive Collaborative computing environments”
Email: n.a.nijdam@gmail.com


Dr. Zerrin Kasap-Yumak

Zerrin Kasap-Yumak is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Working period in MIRALab: From February 2006 to April 2011
PhD: “Modeling Emotions and Memory for Virtual Characters and Social Robots”
Email: Z.Yumak@uu.nl


Dr. Mustafa Kasap

Mustafa is currently working as a Senior Software Development Engineer at Microsoft Redmond, Washington, USA.
Working period in MIRALab: From August 2005 to April 2011
PhD: “Generating and Customizing Virtual Human Body Models”
Email: m@mustafakasap.com


Dr. Jerome Schmid

Jerome is currently working as a Professor at Haute école de santé, Genève(HEdS), Switzerland.
Working period in MIRALab: From April 2007 to January 2011
PhD: “Knowledge-based deformable models for medical image analysis”
Email: jerome.schmid@gmail.com


Dr. Dimitris Protopsaltou

Dimitris is currently CEO at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centrer.
Working period in MIRALab: From June 2000 to September 2010
PhD: “Synchronous and distributed collaboration for on-line arbitration”
Email: d.protopsaltou@snfcc.org


Dr. Ugo Bonanni

Ugo is currently working as a Regulatory Manager at UBS Wealth Management, Zurich, Switzerland.
Working period in MIRALab: From September 2005 to September 2010
PhD: “Haptic Interaction with Virtual Hair”
Email: ugo.bonanni@gmail.com


Dr. Caecilia Charbonnier

Caecilia is the co-founder and research director of the Artanim Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland.
Working period in MIRALab: From Juin 2006 to February 2010
PhD: “Extreme Hip Movements Based on Optical Motion Capture”
Email: caecilia@charbonnier.ch


Dr. George Papagiannakis

George is currently Assist. Prof. at the Computer Science department of the University of Crete and Research fellow at FORTH.
Working period in MIRALab: From November 1999 to December 2009
PhD: “An illumination registration model for dynamic virtual humans in mixed reality”
Website: http://www.csd.uoc.gr/~papagian
Email: papagian@ics.forth.gr


Dr. Etienne Lyard

Etienne is currently working as a System Analyst at University of Geneva - Department of Astronomy, Switzerland.
Working period in MIRALab: From Juin 2004 to February 2009
PhD: “Motion adaption based on character shape”
Email: etienne.lyard@gmail.com


Dr. Christiane Luible

Christiane is currently working as a Professor at Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria and the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design, Geneva, Switzerland.
Working period in MIRALab: From April 2001 to August 2008
PhD: “Study of the accuracy of fabric properties in virtual simulation”
Email: christiane.luible@hesge.ch


Dr. Rajeev Gupta

Rajeev is currently working as an Advanced Development Engineer at the Sony Computers Entertainment Europe (SCEE), London, UK.
Working period in MIRALab: From September 2001 to December 2007
PhD: “Interactive Hair Rendering”
Email: rajeev.gupta1@gmail.com


Dr. Benjamin Gilles

Benjamin is currently working as a CNRS researcher at the Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics (LIRMM), France.
Working period in MIRALab: From September 2002 to September 2007
PhD: “Anatomical and Kinematical Modelling of the Musculoskeletal System from MRI”
Website: http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~bgilles/
Email: benjamin.gilles@inria.fr


Dr. Stephane Garchery

Stephane Garchery is currently working as Maître d’enseignement at CFPT Genève - Ecole informatique, Switzerland.
Working period in MIRALab: From October 1999 to June 2007
PhD: “Animation Faciale Temps Réel Multi Plates-formes”
Website: http://www.cobweb.ch/
Email: stephane.miralab@gmail.com


Dr. Thomas Di Giacomo

Thomas is currently a CTO at SUSE, Geneva, Switzerland.
Working period in MIRALab: From March 2002 to March 2007
PhD: “Dynamically Adaptive Animation of Virtual Humans”
Website: http://www.ville-ge.ch/
Email: thomas@t-digiacomo.com


Dr. Lydia Yahia-Cherif

Lydia is currently working as a Data Scientist, Biostatistician, Computer scientist at CNRS - Paris, France.
Working period in MIRALab: From December 2000 to November 2006
PhD: “Anatomical modeling and motion study of the human hip joint”
Website: http://www.lppa.college-de-france.fr/
Email: lydia.yahia-cherif@college-de-france.fr


Dr. Arjan Egges

Arjan is currently an Assistant Professor at the Advanced Gaming and Simulation group at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Working period in MIRALab: From September 2001 to August 2006
PhD: “Real-time Animation of Interactive Virtual Humans”
Website: http://www.cs.uu.nl/staff/egges.html
Email: egges@cs.uu.nl


Dr. Frédéric Cordier

Frederic is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Haute-Alsace, France.
Working period in MIRALab: From October 1997 to August 2004
PhD: “Real-time animation of dressed virtual Humans”
Website: http://tclab.kaist.ac.kr/
Email: Frederic.Cordier@uha.fr


Dr. Chris Joslin

Chris is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Information Technology, in Carleton University, Canada.
Working period in MIRALab: From October 1997 to June 2004
PhD: “Network and 3D Spacial Audio Models for Virtual Environments”
Website: http://www.csit.carleton.ca/~cjoslin
Email: chris_joslin@carleton.ca


Dr. Hyewon Seo

Hyewon is currently a CNRS researcher at Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Image, University of Strasbourg, France.
Working period in MIRALab: From March 1998 to August 2004
PhD: “Parameterized Human Body Modeling”
Website: http://cs.cnu.ac.kr/~hseo
Email: seo@unistra.fr


Dr. Sumedha Kshirsagar

Sumedha is currently working as a Principal User Experience Designer - Speech at Amazon, Seattle, USA.
Working period in MIRALab: From October 1998 to June 2003
PhD: “Facial Communication”
Email: sumedha@computer.org


Dr. Sunil Hadap

Sunil is currently Principal Scientist (Director) at Adobe Research, San Francisco, USA.
Working period in MIRALab: From October 1998 to January 2003
PhD: “Hair Simulation”
Email: sunilhadap@acm.org


Dr. Guangzheng Fei

Guangzheng Fei is Associate Professor and Head of Game Design Department, Animation School, Communication University of China.
Working period in MIRALab: From September 2001 to December 2002
Email: gzfei@bbi.edu.cn


Dr. Wonsook Lee

WonSook Lee is currently working as a Professor at University of Ottawa, CANADA.
Working period in MIRALab: From July 1996 to November 2001
PhD: “Feature-Based Approach on Animatable Virtual Human Cloning”
Website: http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~wslee
Email: wslee@uottawa.ca


Dr. Yin Wu

Yin Wu is currently working at TeraRecon, Inc., USA.
Working period in MIRALab: From January 1993 to June 1998
PhD: “Skin Deformation and Aging with Wrinkles”
Website: http://www.rtviz.com/home.html
Email: wu@terarecon.com


Dr. Igor Pandzic

Igor is currently working as a Professor at University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Working period in MIRALab: From August 1994 to March 2001
PhD: “Facial Communication in Networked Collaborative Environments”
Website: http://www.tel.fer.hr/users/ipandzic/frames/main.htm
Email: igor.pandzic@fer.hr


Dr. Ying Yang

Working period in MIRALab: From October 1990 to November 1994
PhD: “Cloth Modelling and Animation Using Viscoelastic Surface”