David Zeltzer


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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Associate Professor

Other Affiliation(s):


  • Fraunhofer Center for Computer Graphics
  • Sarnoff Corporation

Bio:

  • SIGGRAPH1990

    Dr. David Zeltzer is Associate Professor of Computer Graphics in the Media Arts and Sciences Section at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty at MIT in 1984, after receiving his M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University in 1979 and 1984, respectively. He was awarded the B.S. in Mathematics, Magna cum Laude, from Southern Oregon State College in June 1978.

    While at Ohio State, David was a research assistant at the Computer Graphics Research Group. His work there centered on modeling the kinematics of the human figure, and investigating goal directed animation of human movement, and he has produced animated sequences portraying a human skeleton walking over level and uneven terrain. Since September 1984, Dr. Zeltzer has been the director of the Computer Graphics and Animation Group at the MIT Media Laboratory. The efforts of this group are aimed at developing a graphical simulation environment which integrates robotics, artificial intelligence and computer graphics technologies to provide a visualization tool for learning, simulation and design. In addition to work in computer animation, David’s research interests include biological and artificial motor control systems, and robotics.  

    SIGGRAPH 1988

    David Zeltzer received M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University, in 1979 and 1984. He received a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Southern Oregon State College in June 1978. While at Ohio State, he was a research assistant at the Computer Graphics Research Group, where his work centered on modeling the kinematics of the human figure, and goal-directed animation of human movement. He has produced animated sequences portraying a human skeleton walking over level and uneven terrain that have been shown at numerous computer graphics conferences and widely published.

    Since September 1984, he has been assistant professor of computer graphics at the Media Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is also the director of the Computer Graphics and Animation Group. The efforts of this group are aimed at developing a knowledge-based animation system which integrates robotics, artificial intelligence and computer graphics technologies to provide a powerful visualization tool for learning, simulation and design. He is a frequent speaker at computer graphics symposia and workshops, and currently holds the NEC Career Development Professorship of Computers and Communication.  

     


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