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3/1 speaker Dr. Craig Yu, dept of CS,

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will present at the Colloquium in Computational Social Science and Computational and Data Sciences Research. Dr. Yu’s talk entitled “Synthesizing Human-centric Architectural Layouts via Affordance Analysis and Crowd Simulations” (abstract below) is scheduled to begin at 2:00 (PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME FOR THIS TALK ONLY) in the Center for Social Complexity Suite located on the 3rd floor of Research Hall. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session along with light refreshments.

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Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss the recent progress of my team in devising computational design approaches for automatically generating human-centered architectural layouts for real-world design and virtual reality applications. For example, I will talk about the state-of-the-art procedural modeling techniques for generating large-scale architectural layouts that are optimized with respect to human navigation properties; and techniques for automatically generating interior designs for furnishing indoor scenes with furniture objects. In particular, I will discuss how human intentions and functionality considerations can be employed as the key criteria in generating 3D worlds. I will also discuss how human perceptual data tracked from virtual reality can be employed for creating personalized workspace design and for VR training.

Bio: Craig Yu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Volgenau School of Engineering. He works on computer graphics, vision, human-computer interaction, and virtual reality, particularly on AI and data-driven techniques for computational design. Yu obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA in 2013 with an Outstanding Recognition in Research Award. Yu was a visiting scientist at the MIT International Design Center and a visiting scholar at the Stanford Computer Graphics Lab. He is the recipient of the Cisco Outstanding Graduate Research Award, the Award of Excellence from Microsoft Research, the UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, and the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship. His research has been featured by New Scientist, the UCLA Newsletter, and the IEEE Xplore Innovation Spotlight. His lab is supported by the NSF, Microsoft, Google, Nvidia, and Oracle.