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Jan Allbeck

Jan M. Allbeck is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She completed her Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. She's had the great opportunity to explore many aspects of computer graphics, but is most drawn to research at the crossroads of animation, artificial intelligence, and psychology in the simulation of virtual humans. Dr. Allbeck founded the Games And Intelligent Animation (GAIA) laboratory in the Department of Computer Science at GMU. She is also a member of the C4I Center and is the Faculty Advisor for the Applied Computer Science Game Design program at GMU.

They are walking with us to work in the morning. They are eating next to us in cafes. They are grabbing some milk as we wander down the aisle of a grocery store. They are tying their child’s shoe as we pass by. They are delivering packages in our office. They are playing soccer in the field below our window. They are rushing to their next...Full Article »
I have just returned from the annual SIGGRAPH conference. The conference features the latest computer graphics and animation techniques from both academia and industry. This year there were over 22 thousand in attendance. One area of focus during the conference was novel interface devices for simulations and games. The Nintendo Wii is a very...Full Article »