February 18 CS Colloquium: Virtual Reality and Metaverses: Challenges for the next years -- Esteban Clua

Talk Abstract: Extended Reality and Metaverses have many common challenges related to content creation, visualization, usability and hardware technology. More specifically, Metaverses require large environments, full of data and objects interaction, demanding a lot of computational power. In this talk I will present some of these topics, such as hardware demand, foveated rendering techniques, cybersickness strategies, denoising rendering, among others. We will also present results and experiments that are being conducted by our research group at UFF.

Location: Hybrid, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Sennott Square Building 5317
  • Zoom (password: CS2022) Virtual attendees must be signed into Zoom with their university account or chose "Sign in with SSO" to attend this meeting.

Biosketch: Esteban Clua is a professor at Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil) and coordinator of UFF Medialab, Scientist of the State of Rio prize in 2019 and Young Scientist of the State of Rio in 2009 and 2013. His main research and development area are Digital Games, Virtual Reality, GPUs, Simulation and Data Science. He is one of the founders of SBGames (Brazilian Symposium of Games and Digital Entertainment) and was the president of Game Committee of the Brazilian Computer Society from 2010 through 2014. Today he is the commission member for Brazil at the Technical Committee of Entertainment at the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) and honorable member of the board council of ABRAGAMES (Brazilian Association for Game Development). In 2015 he was nominated as NVidia CUDA Fellow. In 2007 he received the prize from ABRAGAMES as the main contributor from the academia for the development of the game industry at Brazil.  Esteban is member of the program committee of most digital entertainment conferences.  Esteban belongs to the council of innovation of the Culture Secretary of the State of Rio, is member of the permanent commission of Rio Criativo, Member of the permament board of innovation and technology at the Legislative board of Rio and member of the Inovation Agency at UFF. In the last 5 years Esteban has participated in the incubation and creation of different companies related to Digital Entertainment now established on the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He will deliver a CS Colloquium talk on Friday, February 18th a 2:00 p.m. 

Host: Daniel Mosse

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