Michael Neff

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  • University of California, Davis, Meta, Professor of Computer Science


  • SIGGRAPH 2020

    Michael Neff is a Professor in Computer Science and Cinema & Digital Media at the University of California, Davis where he leads the Motion Lab, an interdisciplinary research  effort in character animation and embodied interaction. He holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and is also a Certified Laban Movement Analyst. His research interests  include expressive character animation, gesture synthesis and understanding the impact of nonverbal communication on human interaction. He has studied how hand motion impacts personality perception, explored better techniques for glove-based capture and synthesized hand motion with a range of techniques for gesture and sign language.  

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