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Short Biography

Iain Matthews is a Research Scientist at Oculus Research in Pittsburgh working in the area of social virtual reality. His research interests include computer vision and facial tracking, modeling, and animation. Iain received a BEng degree in electronic engineering and a PhD in computer vision from the University of East Anglia in the UK. He then moved to the USA, first as a post-doctoral fellow then as faculty at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. In 2006 he spent two years in New Zealand at the visual effects company Weta Digital creating the facial motion capture system for the movies Avatar and Tintin, and was awarded a Scientific and Engineering Award (technical Oscar) for this work in 2017. He joined the newly formed Disney Research in Pittsburgh to lead the computer vision group. In 2013 he became the Associate Director of Disney Research Pittsburgh. Iain holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and an Honorary Professor position at the University of East Anglia. He has published over 100 academic papers and been issued more than 20 US patents. Google Scholar Profile.


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