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Global BC, TechXplore, and UBC feature Dr. Pai’s research

Global BC, TechXplore, and UBC feature Dr. Pai’s research

May 20, 2017

Dr. Dinesh Pai’s research was recently featured by Global BC and TechXplore, as well as UBC Public Affairs, for their innovative work on skin modelling []

Our skin simulation research featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Our skin simulation research featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

December 20, 2016

Magical creatures were brought to life in the 2016 winter box office hit Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, thanks to software developed by Dr. Dinesh Pai and his lab. Dr. Pai and former students from the Sensorimotor Systems Lab founded the UBC []

Alumni Levin and Sueda start faculty positions at U. Toronto and Texas A&M

Alumni Levin and Sueda start faculty positions at U. Toronto and Texas A&M

September 1, 2016

Our Ph.D. graduates continue to be in demand at the world’s top universities. Drs. Levin and Sueda, who both received their Ph.D.s supervised by UBC Professor Dinesh K. Pai, started new faculty positions this year. []

Web3D Best Paper Award for Real-Time Eye Simulation

Web3D Best Paper Award for Real-Time Eye Simulation

July 30, 2016

Dr. Dinesh Pai and his team received the Web 3D Best Paper Award for Real-Time Eye Simulation at the 2016 ACM SIGGRAPH Web3D conference in Anaheim, California. This conference is a major annual event bringing together researchers, entrepreneurs []

Awards at the Symposium on Computer Animation

Awards at the Symposium on Computer Animation

August 10, 2015

Dr. Dinesh Pai and his trainees received two awards at the 2015 Symposium on Computer Animation! Benjamin Humberston and Dr. Pai received the Best Paper Award for their paper titled “Hands on: interactive animation of precision manipulation and contact.” []

Best Paper Award at the Indian Conference on Computer Vision Graphics & Image Processing

Best Paper Award at the Indian Conference on Computer Vision Graphics & Image Processing

December 20, 2014

Dr. Dinesh Pai and alumni Martin Lesmana, Axel Landgren, and Per-Erik Forssén were the recipients of the Best Paper Award at the 2014 Indian Conference on Computer Vision Graphics and Imaging Processing (ICVGIP’14). Vision systems in robots have to []

Idea to Innovation Grant awarded to Dr. Dinesh Pai

April 16, 2014

Dr. Dinesh K. Pai has received an NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grant for his work on developing realistic computer models of skin and skin-like materials.[]

Dr. Pai renews his Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) Award!

Dr. Pai renews his Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) Award!

November 13, 2015

Dr. Dinesh Pai has been awarded a renewal of his Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Sensorimotor Computation until 2020! He was first awarded his CRC Tier 1 Chair in 2006. The CRC awards recognize “outstanding researchers acknowledge by their peers []

Alumnus wins “Technical Oscar”

Alumnus wins “Technical Oscar”

March 23, 2013

Professor Doug James has been awarded a Technical Achievement Award at this year’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. James and his colleagues were recognized for their work in inventing Wavelet Turbulence software, a tool that makes it easier []

Dr. Pai wins the UBC Killam Research Prize

Dr. Pai wins the UBC Killam Research Prize

February 25, 2013

Dr. Dinesh Pai received the 2012 UBC Killam Research Prize. Every year, up to ten UBC Killam Research Prizes are awarded to top campus researchers. This prize is awarded to faculty members from all fields of research in recognition of their outstanding []