About the speaker

Robert Sumner is an Adjunct Professor at ETH Zurich and the Associate Director of Disney Research Zurich. At Disney, Robert leads the lab’s research in animation and games. His research group strives to bypass technical barriers in animation and game production pipelines with new algorithms that expand the designer’s creative toolbox in terms of depiction, movement, deformation, stylization, control, and efficiency. At ETH, Robert teaches a course called the Game Programming Laboratory in which students from ETH and the Zurich University work in small teams to design and implement novel video games. In 2015, Robert founded the ETH Game Technology Center, which explores the unique way in which game technology can advance ETH’s mission in research, education, and outreach.

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