Kenny Mitchell Technical Director - Rendering
Roblox
San Mateo, USA

Professor of Computing
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh, Scotland

CTO/non-Executive Director
Cobra Simualtion Ltd
Bathgate, Scotland

CTO/Co-Founder
3FINERY Ltd
Lanark, Scotland

IEEE Senior Member and IEEE Computer Society Member
ACM SIGGRAPH Pioneer
BAFTA (LA,Scotland) Member
Papers (scholar)
K. Mitchell, B. Koniaris, M. Tamariz, J. Kennedy, N. Cheema, E. Mekler, P. van der Linden, E. Herrmann, P. Hämäläinen, I. McGregor, P. Slusallek, and C. Mac Williams 'Embodied online dance learning objectives of CAROUSEL+', in 2021 IEEE VR 6th Annual Workshop on K-12+ Embodied Learning through Virtual and Augmented Reality (KELVAR) [VRW], Video Presentation:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2DxRVC9T-o.
Y. Pan and K. Mitchell ‘Improving VIP viewer gaze estimation and engagement using adaptive dynamic anamorphosis’, in 2021 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, vol. 147, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1071581920301658.
L. Casas, Y. Li, and K. Mitchell ‘FaceMagic: Real-time Facial Detail Effects on Mobile’, in ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Communications 2020, 9:1-4, https://la.disneyresearch.com/publication/facemagic-real-time-facial-detail-effects-on-mobile/.
J. Castellon, M. McCrory, M. Bächer, A. Ayala, J. Stolarz, and K. Mitchell ‘Active Learning for Interactive Audio-Animatronic® Performance Design’, in Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques Vol, vol. 9, no. 3, 2020, http://jcgt.org/published/0009/03/01/.
Y. Pan and K. Mitchell ‘PoseMMR: A Collaborative Mixed Reality Authoring Tool for Character Animation’, in 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), 2020, pp. 759–760, https://la.disneyresearch.com/publication/posemmr-a-collaborative-mixed-reality-authoring-tool-for-character-animation/.
Y. Pan and K. Mitchell ‘Group-Based Expert Walkthroughs: How Immersive Technologies Can Facilitate the Collaborative Authoring of Character Animation’, in 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), 2020, pp. 188–195, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9090619.
A. Chen, Z. Chen, G. Zhang, K. Mitchell, and J. Yu ‘Photo-Realistic Facial Details Synthesis From Single Image’, 2019, International Conference on Computer Vision. pp. 9429–9439, https://github.com/apchenstu/Facial_Details_Synthesis.
Y. Li, P. Wiedemann, and K. Mitchell ‘Deep Precomputed Radiance Transfer for Deformable Objects’, Proc. ACM Comput. Graph. Interact. Tech., vol. 2, no. 1, p. 3:1–3:16, 2019, doi: 10.1145/3320284.
S. Schriber, M. Kapadia, C. Muniz, S. Sohn, Y. Pan, K. Mitchell, M. Gross ‘JUNGLE: An Interactive Visual Platform for Collaborative Creation and Consumption of Nonlinear Transmedia Stories’, in Interactive Storytelling: 12th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2019, Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT, USA, November 19–22, 2019, Proceedings, 2019, vol. 11869, p. 250, https://la.disneyresearch.com/publication/jungle-an-interactive-visual-platform-for-collaborative-creation-and-consumption-of-nonlinear-transmedia-stories/.
C. Koniaris, M. Kosek, D. Sinclair, and K. Mitchell ‘Compressed Animated Light Fields with Real-Time View-Dependent Reconstruction’, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 1666–1680, 2019, doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2818156.
C. Brito and K. Mitchell ‘Repurposing Labeled Photographs for Facial Tracking with Alternative Camera Intrinsics’, in IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), Osaka, Japan, 2019, pp. 864–865, doi: 10.1109/VR.2019.8798303.
L. Casas and K. Mitchell ‘Intermediated Reality: A Framework for Communication Through Tele-Puppetry’, Front. Robot. AI, vol. 6, 2019, doi: 10.3389/frobt.2019.00060.
L. Casas Cambra, M. Fauconneau, M. Kosek, K. Mclister, and K. Mitchell ‘Enhanced Shadow Retargeting with Light-Source Estimation Using Flat Fresnel Lenses’, Computers, vol. 8, no. 2, Art. no. 2, 2019, doi: 10.3390/computers8020029.
C. J. D. S. Brito and K. Mitchell ‘Recycling a Landmark Dataset for Real-time Facial Capture and Animation with Low Cost HMD Integrated Cameras’, in ACM 17th International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry, 2019, pp. 1–10, https://la.disneyresearch.com/publication/recycling-a-landmark-dataset-for-real-time-face-tracking-with-low-cost-hmd-integrated-cameras/.
F. Dümbgen, C. Schroers, and K. Mitchell ‘Light Field Synthesis Using Inexpensive Surveillance Camera Systems’, in 2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2019, pp. 744–748, doi: 10.1109/ICIP.2019.8804269.
D. A. Calian, J.-F. Lalonde, P. Gotardo, T. Simon, I. Matthews, and K. Mitchell ‘From Faces to Outdoor Light Probes’, 2018, doi: 10.1111/cgf.13341.
L. Casas, M. Fauconneau, M. Kosek, K. Mclister, and K. Mitchell ‘Image based proximate shadow retargeting’, in Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Graphics & Visual Computing, Goslar, DEU, 2018, pp. 43–50, doi: 10.2312/cgvc.20181206.
B. Koniaris, M. Kosek, D. Sinclair, and K. Mitchell ‘GPU-accelerated depth codec for real-time, high-quality light field reconstruction’, Proc. ACM Comput. Graph. Interact. Tech., vol. 1, no. 1, p. 3:1–3:15, 2018, doi: 10.1145/3203193.
L. Casas, L. Ciccone, G. Cimen, P. Weidemann, M. Faucconneau, R. Sumner, K. Mitchell ‘Multi-reality games: an experience across the entire reality-virtuality continuum’, in Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry, New York, NY, USA, 2018, pp. 1–4, doi: 10.1145/3284398.3284411.
Y. Li, L. Ma, H. Fan, and K. Mitchell ‘Feature-preserving detailed 3D face reconstruction from a single image’, in Proceedings of the 15th ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production, New York, NY, USA, 2018, pp. 1–9, doi: 10.1145/3278471.3278473.
Y. Pan, D. Sinclair, and K. Mitchell ‘Empowerment and embodiment for collaborative mixed reality systems’, Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, vol. 29, no. 3–4, p. e1838, 2018, doi: 10.1002/cav.1838.
B. Moon, J. A. Iglesias‐Guitian, S. McDonagh, and K. Mitchell ‘Noise Reduction on G‐Buffers for Monte Carlo Filtering’, 2017, doi: 10.1111/cgf.13155.
M. Klaudiny, S. McDonagh, D. Bradley, T. Beeler, and K. Mitchell ‘Real-Time Multi-View Facial Capture with Synthetic Training’, 2017, doi: 10.1111/cgf.13129.
B. Koniaris, M. Kosek, D. Sinclair, and K. Mitchell ‘Real-time Rendering with Compressed Animated Light Fields’, in Proceedings of the 43rd Graphics Interface Conference, Waterloo, CAN, 2017, pp. 33–40, https://studios.disneyresearch.com/2017/05/16/real-time-rendering-with-compressed-animated-light-fields/.
F. M. Chitalu, B. Koniaris, and K. Mitchell ‘Method for Efficient CPU-GPU Streaming for Walkthrough of Full Motion Lightfield Video’, in Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2017), New York, NY, USA, 2017, pp. 1–9, doi: 10.1145/3150165.3150173.
L. Casas, M. Kosek, and Mitchell, Kenny ‘Props Alive: A Framework for Augmented Reality Stop Motion Animation’, 2017, https://www.napier.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/research-search/outputs/props-alive-a-framework-for-augmented-reality-stop-motion-animation.
M. Kosek, B. Koniaris, D. Sinclair, D. Markova, F. Rothnie, L. Smoot, K. Mitchell ‘IRIDiuM+: deep media storytelling with non-linear light field video’, in ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 VR Village, New York, NY, USA, 2017, pp. 1–2, doi: 10.1145/3089269.3089277.
C. Malleson, M. Kosek, M. Klaudiny, I. Huerta, JC. Bazin, A. Sorkine-Hornung, M. Mine, K. Mitchell ‘Rapid one-shot acquisition of dynamic VR avatars’, in 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), 2017, pp. 131–140, doi: 10.1109/VR.2017.7892240.
J. Zadick, B. Kenwright, and K. Mitchell ‘Integrating Real-Time Fluid Simulation with a Voxel Engine’, Comput Game J, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 55–64, 2016, doi: 10.1007/s40869-016-0020-5.
N. T. Swafford, J. A. Iglesias-Guitian, C. Koniaris, B. Moon, D. Cosker, and K. Mitchell ‘User, metric, and computational evaluation of foveated rendering methods’, in Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Perception, New York, NY, USA, 2016, pp. 7–14, doi: 10.1145/2931002.2931011.
S. Andrews, I. Huerta, T. Komura, L. Sigal, and K. Mitchell ‘Real-time Physics-based Motion Capture with Sparse Sensors’, in Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP 2016), New York, NY, USA, 2016, pp. 1–10, doi: 10.1145/2998559.2998564.
J. A. Iglesias-Guitain, B. Moon, and K. Mitchell ‘Interactive Ray-Traced Area Lighting with Adaptive Polynomial Filtering’, 2016, https://www.napier.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/research-search/outputs/interactive-ray-traced-area-lighting-with-adaptive-polynomial-filtering.
J. A. Iglesias‐Guitian, B. Moon, C. Koniaris, E. Smolikowski, and K. Mitchell ‘Pixel History Linear Models for Real-Time Temporal Filtering’, Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 35, no. 7, pp. 363–372, 2016, doi: 10.1111/cgf.13033.
B. Bitterli, F. Rouselle, B. Moon, J. Guitian, D. Adler, K. Mitchell, W. Jarosz, J. Novak ‘Nonlinearly Weighted First-order Regression for Denoising Monte Carlo Renderings’, Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 107–117, 2016, doi: 10.1111/cgf.12954.
B. Moon, S. McDonagh, K. Mitchell, and M. Gross ‘Adaptive polynomial rendering’, ACM Trans. Graph., vol. 35, no. 4, p. 40:1–40:10, 2016, doi: 10.1145/2897824.2925936.
B. Koniaris, I. Huerta, M. Kosek, K. Darragh, C. Malleson, J. Jamrozy, N. Swafford, J. Guitian, B. Moon, A. Israr, S. Andrews, K. Mitchell ‘IRIDiuM: immersive rendered interactive deep media’, in ACM SIGGRAPH 2016 VR Village, New York, NY, USA, 2016, pp. 1–2, doi: 10.1145/2929490.2929496.
A. Israr, S. Zhao, K. McIntosh, Z. Schwemler, A. Fritz, J. Mars, J. Bedford, C. Frisson, I. Huerta, M. Kosek, B. Koniaris, K. Mitchell ‘Stereohaptics: a haptic interaction toolkit for tangible virtual experiences’, in ACM SIGGRAPH 2016 Studio, New York, NY, USA, 2016, pp. 1–57, doi: 10.1145/2929484.2970273.
S. McDonagh, M. Klaudiny, D. Bradley, T. Beeler, I. Matthews, and K. Mitchell ‘Synthetic Prior Design for Real-Time Face Tracking’, in 2016 Fourth International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2016, pp. 639–648, doi: 10.1109/3DV.2016.72.
F. Zünd, M. Ryffel, S. Magnenat, A. Marra, M. Nitti, M. Kapadia, G. Noris, K. Mitchell, M. Gross, R. Sumner ‘Augmented creativity: bridging the real and virtual worlds to enhance creative play’, in SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications, New York, NY, USA, 2015, pp. 1–7, doi: 10.1145/2818427.2818460.
N. T. Swafford, D. Cosker, and K. Mitchell ‘Latency aware foveated rendering in unreal engine 4’, in Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Visual Media Production, New York, NY, USA, 2015, p. 1, doi: 10.1145/2824840.2824863.
C. Koniaris, K. Mitchell, and D. Cosker ‘Real-time variable rigidity texture mapping’, in Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Visual Media Production, New York, NY, USA, 2015, pp. 1–10, doi: 10.1145/2824840.2824850.
M. Miller, D. Holden, R. Al-Ashqar, C. Dubach, K. Mitchell, and T. Komura ‘Carpet unrolling for character control on uneven terrain’, in Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games, New York, NY, USA, 2015, pp. 193–198, doi: 10.1145/2822013.2822031.
G. A. Bradbury, K. Subr, C. Koniaris, K. Mitchell, and T. Weyrich ‘Guided Ecological Simulation for Artistic Editing of Plant Distributions in Natural Scenes’, Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques Vol, vol. 4, no. 4, 2015, http://jcgt.org/published/0004/04/02/.
B. Moon, J. A. Iglesias-Guitian, S.-E. Yoon, and K. Mitchell ‘Adaptive rendering with linear predictions’, ACM Trans. Graph., vol. 34, no. 4, p. 121:1–121:11, 2015, doi: 10.1145/2766992.
C. Kim, K. Subr, K. Mitchell, A. Sorkine-Hornung, and M. Gross ‘Online view sampling for estimating depth from light fields’, in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2015, pp. 1155–1159, doi: https://studios.disneyresearch.com/2015/09/27/online-view-sampling-for-estimating-depth-from-light-fields/.
T. Spieldenner, K. Sons, M. Lancelle, F. Zünd, and K. Mitchell ‘An Ecosystem for Interactive Mixed-Reality Applications on the Web’, presented at Web3D Tutorial, 2014, https://www.web3d.org/presentations/web3d2014.
F. Zünd, M. Lancelle, M. Ryffel, R. W. Sumner, K. Mitchell, and M. Gross ‘Influence of animated reality mixing techniques on user experience’, in Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Motion in Games, New York, NY, USA, 2014, pp. 125–132, doi: 10.1145/2668084.2668088.
N. T. Swafford, B. J. Boom, K. Subr, D. Sinclair, D. Cosker, and K. Mitchell ‘Dual sensor filtering for robust tracking of head-mounted displays’, in Proceedings of the 20th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, New York, NY, USA, 2014, pp. 221–222, doi: 10.1145/2671015.2675694.
M. Miller, A. Cumming, K. Chalmers, B. Kenwright, and K. Mitchell ‘Poxels: polygonal voxel environment rendering’, in Proceedings of the 20th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, New York, NY, USA, 2014, pp. 235–236, doi: 10.1145/2671015.2671125.
G. A. Bradbury, I. Choi, C. Amati, K. Mitchell, and T. Weyrich ‘Frequency-based controls for terrain editing’, in Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Visual Media Production, New York, NY, USA, 2014, pp. 1–10, doi: 10.1145/2668904.2668944.
D. Sinclair, M. Kosek, N. T. Swafford, and K. Mitchell ‘L3V: A Layered Video Format for 3D Display’, 2014, https://www.napier.ac.uk:443/research-and-innovation/research-search/outputs/l3v-a-layered-video-format-for-3d-display/.
C. Koniaris, D. Cosker, X. Yang, and K. Mitchell ‘Survey of Texture Mapping Techniques for Representing and Rendering Volumetric Mesostructure’, Journal of Computer Graphics Techniques Vol, vol. 3, no. 2, 2014, http://jcgt.org/published/0003/01/02/.
K. Subr, D. Nowrouzezahrai, W. Jarosz, J. Kautz, and K. Mitchell ‘Error analysis of estimators that use combinations of stochastic sampling strategies for direct illumination’, Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 93–102, 2014, doi: 10.1111/cgf.12416.
D. Nowrouzezahrai, I. Baran, K. Mitchell, and W. Jarosz ‘Visibility Silhouettes for Semi-Analytic Spherical Integration’, Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 105–117, 2014, doi: 10.1111/cgf.12257.
D. A. Calian, K. Mitchell, D. Nowrouzezahrai, and J. Kautz ‘The shading probe: fast appearance acquisition for mobile AR’, in SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 Technical Briefs, New York, NY, USA, 2013, pp. 1–4, doi: http://cim.mcgill.ca/~derek/files/shadingProbe.pdf.
C. Koniaris, D. Cosker, X. Yang, K. Mitchell, and I. Matthews ‘Real-time content-aware texturing for deformable surfaces’, in Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Visual Media Production, 2013, pp. 1–10, https://la.disneyresearch.com/publication/content-aware-texture-mapping-on-deformable-surfaces/.
L. Sharan, Z. H. Neo, K. Mitchell, and J. K. Hodgins ‘Simulated motion blur does not improve player experience in racing game’, in Proceedings of Motion on Games, 2013, pp. 149–154, https://studios.disneyresearch.com/2013/11/06/simulated-motion-blur-does-not-improve-player-experience-in-racing-game/.
G. Bradbury, K. Mitchell, and T. Weyrich ‘Multi-spectral Material Classification in Landscape Scenes Using Commodity Hardware’, in Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013, pp. 209–216, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-40246-3_26.
E. Kissling, K. Mitchell, T. Oskam, and M. Gross ‘Efficient rasterization for edge-based 3d object tracking on mobile devices’, in SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Technical Briefs, 2012, pp. 1–4.
H. Bowles, K. Mitchell, R. W. Sumner, J. Moore, and M. Gross ‘Iterative image warping’, in Computer graphics forum, 2012, vol. 31, no. 2pt1, pp. 237–246, https://la.disneyresearch.com/publication/iterative-image-warping/.
T. Oskam, A. Hornung, H. Bowles, K. Mitchell, and M. Gross ‘OSCAM-optimized stereoscopic camera control for interactive 3D’, in Proceedings of the 2011 SIGGRAPH Asia Conference, 2011, pp. 1–8, https://la.disneyresearch.com/publication/oscam-optimized-stereoscopic-camera-control-for-interactive-3d/.
B. J. Loos, L. Antani, K. Mitchell, D. Nowrouzezahrai, W. Jarosz, and P.-P. Sloan ‘Modular radiance transfer’, in Proceedings of the 2011 SIGGRAPH Asia Conference, 2011, pp. 1–10, https://studios.disneyresearch.com/2011/12/12/modular-radiance-transfer/.
E. Jimenez, K. Mitchell, and F. Seron ‘Capture and analysis of racing gameplay metrics’, IEEE software, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 46–52, 2011, https://www.napier.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/research-search/outputs/capture-and-analysis-of-racing-gameplay-metrics-1.
B. Loos, L. Antani, K. Mitchell, D. Nowrouzezahrai, W. Jarosz, and P.-P. Sloan ‘Runtime implementation of modular radiance transfer’, in ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Talks, 2011, pp. 1–1.
A. Israr, I. Poupyrev, C. Ioffreda, J. Cox, N. Gouveia, H. Bowles, A. Brakis, B. Knight, K. Mitchell, T. Williams ‘Surround Haptics: sending shivers down your spine’, in ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Emerging Technologies, 2011, pp. 1–1.
D. Nowrouzezahrai, S. Geiger, K. Mitchell, R. Sumner, W. Jarosz, and M. Gross ‘Light factorization for mixed-frequency shadows in augmented reality’, in 2011 10th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2011, pp. 173–179, https://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~derek/files/arlens.pdf.
K. Mitchell, C. Oberholzer, P.-P. Sloan, and J. Kautz ‘Bridging Ray and Raster Processing on GPUs’, presented at High Performance Graphics, 2010, https://highperformancegraphics.org/previous/www_2010/media/Posters/HPG2010_Posters_Mitchell.pdf.
M. Ritchie, G. Modern, and K. Mitchell ‘Split second motion blur’, in ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 Talks, 2010, pp. 1–1.
K. Mitchell ‘Volumetric light scattering as a post-process’, GPU Gems, vol. 3, pp. 275–285, 2007, https://developer.nvidia.com/gpugems/gpugems3/part-ii-light-and-shadows/chapter-13-volumetric-light-scattering-post-process.
S. J. Pilgrim, A. Aguado, K. Mitchell, and A. Steed ‘Progressive skinning for video game character animations’, in ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Sketches, New York, NY, USA, 2006, pp. 114–es, doi: 10.1145/1179849.1179992.
J. Brewer and K. Mitchell ‘Intelligent Cameras’, in Electronic Arts Journal, 2005.
M. Ohstrom, A. Aguado and K. Mitchell ‘Spherical Harmonics, Precomputed Radiance Transfer, and Real-time Radiosity in Computer Games’, in Electronic Arts Journal, 2003.
K. Mitchell ‘Pixel shader optimizations for terrain rendering’, in Graphics programming methods, USA: Charles River Media, Inc., 2003, pp. 327–335.
N. Hoffman and K. Mitchell ‘Methods for dynamic, photorealistic terrain lighting’, Game Programming Gems, vol. 3, pp. 433-443., 2002, http://www.computerpress.se/toc/1584502339_TOC.pdf.
N. Hoffman and P. Arcot ‘Photorealistic Real-Time Outdoor Light Scattering’, Game Developer Magazine, CMP Media, Inc, vol. 9, pp. 32–38, 2002, http://renderwonk.com/publications/gdm-2002/GDM_August_2002.pdf.
N. Hoffman and K. Mitchell ‘Real-Time Photorealistic Terrain Lighting’, in Electronic Arts Journal, 2002.
K. Mitchell ‘Real-time Hardware Displacement Mapping’, DirectX Day, Game Developers Conference, 2002.
K. Mitchell ‘Real-time full scene anti-aliasing for pcs and consoles.’, In Proceedings of the Game Developers Conference, 2001, https://www.gdcvault.com/play/1013957/Real-Time-Full-Scene-Antialiasing.
N. Hoffman and K. Mitchell ‘Photorealistic Terrain Lighting in Real Time’, Game Developer Magazine, CMP Media, Inc, vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 32–41, 2001, https://www.farpeek.com/GDM_July_2001.pdf.
N. Hoffman and K. Mitchell ‘Real-Time Photorealistic Terrain Lighting’, Game Developer Conference, 2001, https://www.farpeek.com/hoffmitch.pdf.
J. MacNeil, K. Mitchell, J. Lanier, and L. Castle ‘Real-time continuous LOD for PCs and consoles’, In Proceedings of the Game Developers Conference, 2000, http://vterrain.org/LOD/Papers/.
K. Mitchell 3D Database Environments, PhD Thesis, Edinburgh Napier University, 1997.
K. Mitchell ‘CHASSIS: A Portable Persistent Meta Model of the Napier Object Oriented Data Model.’, Technical Report, Edinburgh Napier University. 1997.
K. Mitchell ‘BOOT: A Basic Object Oriented Transfer Engine for Persistence in C++.’, Technical Report, Edinburgh Napier University. 1997.
K. Mitchell and J. B. Kennedy ‘The perspective tunnel: An inside view on smoothly integrating detail and context.’, In Proceedings of EG Workshop on ViSC., 1997, https://www.napier.ac.uk/~/media/worktribe/output-286596/jkeneurog97pdf.pdf.
K. Mitchell and J. B. Kennedy ‘To Infinity and Beyond: Texel Oriented Techniques for Visualizing Large Databases.’, Technical Report, Edinburgh Napier University. 1997.
K. J. Mitchell, J. B. Kennedy, and P. J. Barclay ‘Using active constructs in user-interfaces to object-oriented databases’, in Proceedings of the 1997 international conference on International database engineering and applications symposium, USA, 1997, pp. 3–12,Output.
K. J. Mitchell, J. B. Kennedy, and P. J. Barclay ‘A framework for user-interfaces to databases’, in Proceedings of the workshop on Advanced visual interfaces, New York, NY, USA, 1996, pp. 81–90, doi: 10.1145/948449.948462.
K. J. Mitchell and J. B. Kennedy ‘DRIVE : An Environment for the Organised Construction of User-Interfaces to Databases’, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Interfaces to Databases, Napier University, Edinburgh (IDS-3), vol. 3, 1996, doi: 10.14236/ewic/IDS1996.15.
J. Boyle, P. Lowit, and K. Mitchell ‘3D or not 3D..’, In Proceedings of the 3rd. FADIVA Workshop. Gubbio, Italia., 1996.
J. B. Kennedy, K. J. Mitchell, and P. J. Barclay ‘A framework for information visualisation’, SIGMOD Rec., vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 30–34, 1996, doi: 10.1145/245882.245895.
K. Mitchell ‘Schema visualisation’, MSc Thesis, Edinburgh Napier University, 1995.
J. Boyle and K. Mitchell ‘Embedding three dimensional graphics inside a user interface development framework.’, Robert-Gordon University, Aberdeen., 1995.
J. B. Kennedy, K. Mitchell, P. J. Barclay, and B. Marshall ‘3D information visualisation: identifying and measuring Success’, In Proceedings of the 2nd International FADIVA workshop, 1995.Output
K. J. Mitchell, J. B. Kennedy, and P. J. Barclay Using a conceptual data language to describe a database and its interface, in Advances in Databases, Berlin, Heidelberg, 1995, pp. 101–119, doi: 10.1007/BFb0000543.
K. Mitchell Techniques for improved communication of schemata, Technical Report, Edinburgh Napier University, 1994.
K. Mitchell A notation independent object modelling environment, Technical Report, Edinburgh Napier University, 1994.
K. Mitchell Ray Tracing Implicit Surfaces with Constructive Solid Geometry, BSc (Hons) Thesis, Edinburgh University, 1992.
Patents (linkedin)
Augmenting a physical object with virtual components 
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Machine learning for animatronic development and optimization 
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Introducing real-time lighting effects to illuminate real-world physical objects in see-through augmented reality displays 
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Animation Streaming for Media Interaction 
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Gaze Based Rendering for Audience Engagement 
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K. J. Mitchell, Y. Pan
Intermediated Reality - Augmented Reality Methods and Systems 
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K. J. Mitchell, L. C. Cambra
Systems and Methods for Modifying Labeled Content 
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K. Mitchell, C. Brito
Dense reconstruction for narrow baseline motion observations 
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K. Mitchell, F. Dümbgen, S. Liu
Memory allocation for seamless media content presentation 
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K. Mitchell, C. Koniaris, F. Chitalu
Noise reduction on g-buffers for Monte Carlo filtering 
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Mitchell Guitain Moon McDonagh
Depth codec for real-time light field reconstruction 
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Mitchell Koniaris Kosek Sinclair
Single shot capture to animated vr avatar 
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Mitchell Malleson Casado Klaudiny Kosek
Visualisation and navigation of transmedia content data 
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K. Mitchell et al.
Augmented reality device with predefined object data 
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K. Mitchell and R. Sumner
Markerless face tracking with synthetic priors 
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Mitchell Klaudiny McDonagh Bradley et al
Real-time rendering with compressed animated light fields 
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Mitchell Koniaris Kosek Sinclair
Augmented reality surface painting 
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K. Mitchell, B. Leake, D. Sobeski
Latency-aware rendering of a focal area of an animation 
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K. Mitchell, D. Cosker, N. Swafford
Presenting views of a virtual space 
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Mitchell Koniaris Guitian Moon Smolikowski
Output light monitoring for enhanced control of a display system 
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Adaptive polynomial rendering 
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K. Mitchell, B. Moon, S. McDonagh, M. Gross
Deep-learning motion priors for full-body performance capture in real-time 
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K. Mitchell, S. Andrews, I. Casado, L. Sigal
Bandwidth sensitive rendering of focal area of animation 
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Mitchell Cosker Swafford
Gaze predictive rendering of a focal area of an animation 
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Mitchell Andrews Cosker Swafford
Mobile teleimmersive gameplay 
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Kenneth John Mitchell
Adaptive rendering with linear predictions 
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Mitchell Moon Guitain
Example based editing of virtual terrain maps 
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K. Mitchell, G. Bradbury, T. Weyrich
Combining sampling arrangements for stochastic integration in rendering 
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Subr Jarosz Nowrouzezahrai Mitchell
Augmented reality simulation continuum 
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K. Mitchell, R. Hostettler, S. Coros, R. Sumner
Augmented reality image transformation 
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K. Mitchell, R. Sumner et al.
Arranging scenes of animated content to stimulate three-dimensionality 
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K. Mitchell
Visibility silhouettes for masked spherical integration 
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D. Nowrouzezahrai, I. Baran, W. Jarosz, K. Mitchell
Optical illumination mapping 
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K. Mitchell, D. Calian
Light communication between user devices and physical objects 
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K. Mitchell, S. Mangold, G. Corbellini
Simulation and skinning of heterogeneous texture detail deformation 
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K. Mitchell, C. Koniaris, D. Cosker
Content aware texture mapping on deformable surfaces 
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Mitchell Koniaris Cosker Yang Matthews
Virtual scene generation based on imagery 
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K. Mitchell, G. Bradbury, T. Weyrich
Interactive three dimensional displays on handheld devices 
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K. Mitchell
Virtual lens-rendering for augmented reality lens 
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K. Mitchell et al.
Optimized stereoscopic camera for real-time applications 
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Mitchell Oskam Hornung Bowles Gross
AR audio with position and action triggered virtual sound effects 
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Mitchell Samdahl Kadar Crawford Voris
Iterative reprojection of images 
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Mitchell Bowles Sumner Jarosz Gross
Video Games, Movies, Themeparks, Consumer Products
Roblox (2019-) iOS, Android, OSX, Windows, XBox. Technical Director Rendering.
Star Wars Smugglers Run (2017-2019) PC, Disney Research/Walt Disney Imagineering, R&D Consultant
Marvel Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Walt Disney Studios, Edinburgh Location Support
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Walt Disney Studios, Live Action Image Denoising
Star Wars: Rogue One (2017) Lucasfilm/ILM, Motion Capture Virtual Production Research Lead.Best of Disney Production Award
Finding Dory (2016) Disney Pixar, Renderman Image Denoising
Dr Strange (2016) Walt Disney Studios, Motion Capture Support
Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015-2018) ILM/Lucasfilm, Motion Capture Virtual Production Research Lead
Star Wars Official App (2015-2017) iOS, Android. Disney Interactive/Lucasfilm. R&D Lead. Best of Disney Consumer Experience Award
Marvel Avengers Haptic Chair (2015) PC, Disney Research. R&D Consultant
Skye Wars (2014) iOS. Disney Research. Project Lead.
Auluni Hotel Augmented Reality NEXcursions (2012-2014) iOS, Walt Disney Imagineering, Research Lead.
AR Travellers (2014) iOS. Disney Research. Project Lead.
Augmented Resistance (2014) iOS. Disney Research. Project Lead.
Disney Infinity (2013) PC, XBox360, PS3, Wii-U, Wii. Disney Interactive. Graphics consultant.
AR Pix (2013) iOS, Android, Augmented Reality Tech Demo/Game, EISF, Disney Research. Project Lead.
AR Guide (2012) iOS, Augmented Reality Guide, Walt Disney Imagineering, Research Lead.
Rad Storm (2012) iOS: 1st Real-time Global-Illumination Tech Demo/Game for Modular Radiance Transfer method, Disney Research. Sole developer.
Cars 2 (2011) PS3, XBox360, PC. Avalanche Studio, Disney Interactive Studios, Graphics consultant.
Toy Story 3 (2010) PS3, XBox360, PC. Avalanche Studio, Disney Interactive Studios, Graphics consultant.
Split Second (2010) PS3, XBox360. Black Rock Studio, Disney Interactive Studios. Research Lead.
Harry Potter: Half Blood Prince (2009) Wii, PS2, PS3, XBox360, PC, Mac, Bright Light (UK) EA. Graphics consultant.
Trivial Pursuit (2009) Wii, PS2, PS3, XBox360, Bright Light Studio (UK) Electronic Arts. Lead graphics programmer.
Spore (2009) Wii. Montréal Studio. Electronic Arts. Graphics consultant.
Nerf N-Strike (2009) Wii. Salt Lake Studio. Electronic Arts. Graphics consultant.
Littlest Pet Shop (2008) Wii, PC. Salt Lake Studio. Electronic Arts. Graphics consultant.
Family Game Night (2008) Wii, PS2, XBox360, PS3. Bright Light Studio. Electronic Arts. Graphics consultant.
Monopoly (2008) Wii, PS2, PS3, XBox360, Bright Light Studio (UK) Electronic Arts. Lead programmer. 5th highest EA RoI all time.
Zubo (2008) DS, Bright Light Studio (UK) Electronic Arts. Graphics Programmer.
Boom Blox (2008) Wii, Los Angeles Studio. Electronic Arts. BAFTA Winner. Graphics Programmer.
Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix (2007) PS2, PS3, XBox360, PC/Mac, Wii. UK Studio. EA. Senr graphics programmer.
Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire (2005) PS2, PC, XBox, PSP. UK Studio. Electronic Arts. Senior graphics programmer.
Battlefield: Modern Combat (2005) XBox360. UK Studio. Electronic Arts. Core technology graphics programmer.
Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) PS2, XBox. UK Studio. Electronic Arts. Senior graphics programmer.
Command&Conquer Generals (2003) PC / DirectX. Westwood Studios. Electronic Arts. Graphics consultant.
Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (2002), PS2, XBox. Westwood Studios. Electronic Arts. Technical lead programmer.
Command&Conquer Renegade (2002) PC / DirectX. Westwood Studios. Electronic Arts. Graphics consultant.
Earth and Beyond (2002) PC / DirectX. Westwood Studios. Electronic Arts. Graphics programmer.
State of Emergency (2002) PC / DirectX, PS2. Vis Interactive. Take 2 Interactive. Prototype programming.
Formula 1 (2001) PS2. UK Studio. Electronic Arts. Graphics consultant.
Emperor: Battle for Dune (2001) PC / DirectX. Intelligent Games. Electronic Arts. Graphics consultant.
Earthworm Jim 3D (1999) PC / DirectX / Nintendo 64. Vis Interactive. Rockstar Games. Graphics consultant.
H.E.D.Z. (1998) PC / DirectX. Vis Interactive. Hasbro Interactive. Lead graphics programmer.
-bedroom coding--
Wizard of Elthor (1988) Atari ST 68k ASM, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Maximum Software.
West Knighton 3D (1987) Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128 Z80 ASM. Maximum Software.
School Boy Billy (1987) BBC Model B. Maximum Software.
Druids of Elthor (1987) Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Maximum Software.
Space Pirate (1986) Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Maximum Software.
Max Speed (1985) Sinclar ZX Spectrum. Maximum Software.
Elon (1984) Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Maximum Software.
Mission Slightly Impossible (1984) Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Maximum Software.
Ross' Treehut (1984) Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Maximum Software.
Dambusters (1984) Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Lanark Computer Club competition winner.
Spelling Quest (1984) BBC Model B. Maximum Software, first sold game. Spell right and see fun princess rescue animations.
256byte Scramble (1983) Sinclair ZX81, wrote first game, traded display RAM for scrolling terrain array.
Breakout (1982) Apple II Europlus, Woz version, examined source.
Nim (1981) HP 9835B, single line display! examined HP BASIC source code.
Blitz (1981) Vic 20, saw BASIC source code behind a game for first time.
Funded Research and Innovation Projects
EU H2020, CAROUSEL+ AI for Social Interaction for Edinburgh Napier University €3.9m 2021-2025
InnovateUK, Transmedia Marketing in AR for 3FINERY Ltd £150k 2020-2021
ICURe, Intermediated Reality for Edinburgh Napier University £150k 2019-2020
Marie Curie ITN, Distributed Design for Napier/UCL/DFKI/CUNI/etc €5m 2015-2019
InnovateUK, OSCIR: On Set Comp for Digital Actors for Disney/ILM €1m 2016-2018
Royal Society Ind. Fellowship, Taku Komura for Disney/Edinburgh Uni. £150k 2014-2018
InnovateUK, Real-time Digital Acting for Disney/ILM/Vicon £6m 2014-2016
InnovateUK, Real-time Cinematic Lighting for Disney/ILM/ARM/NT/EA £2m 2014-2016
EU FP7 Future Internet – Content Phase 2 for Disney €13m 2013-2016
EU FP7 Future Internet – Content Phase 1 for Disney €8m 2010-2013
EPSRC, PhD, Kenny Mitchell for Edinburgh Napier University £24k 1994-1997
Roles
ACM Games: Research and Practice Editor in Chief co upcoming 2022
ACM Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Associate Editor
Elsevier Computers and Graphics Associate Editor
InGAME: Innovation for Games Steering Board

ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games Steering Board
Edinburgh University, Design Informatics Steering Board 2014-2020
NSF Augmented/Virtual Reality Scoping Working Group 2017
Bath University, Centre for Digital Entertainment Steering Board 2015-2017
Scotland Digital Media Industry Leadership Group 2013-2017
EU FP7 Project, CR-PLAY Advisor 2013-2016
EPSRC User Panel, Strategy Advisory Network 2012-2015
Research Supervisions
Royal Soc. of Ed., PhD, David Sinclair, Stylised Fluids, Disney/Edinburgh Uni. 2018-2022
Edinburgh Napier Uni. PhD, Angeliki Glynou, Social Capital, Bioware/Napier 2016-2022
Marie Curie Fellowship, PhD, Llogari Casas, Intermediated Reality, Napier 2016-2019
EPSRC, MPhil, Isadora Sanna, Deep Learning Comics, Disney/Bath Uni. 2016-2018
EPSRC, PhD, Dan Calian, Inverse Lighting, Disney/UCL 2011-2018
EPSRC, PhD, Gwyneth Bradbury, Ecological Simulation, Disney/UCL 2010-2017
EPSRC, MPhil, Nick Swafford, Foveated Rendering, Disney/Bath Uni. 2013-2016
EPSRC, PhD, Babis Koniaris, Physics Based Texturing, Disney/Bath Uni. 2010-2015
EPSRC, PhD, Simon Pilgrim, Progressive Animation, Electronic Arts/UCL 2002-2006
EPSRC, MPhil, Anthony Brewer, Camera Controls, Electronic Arts/UCL 2002-2006

Press and TV
Napier News The pioneering science behind Hollywood's outstanding visual effects
The Scotsman Edinburgh Napier spin-out makes objects 'come to life' with augmented reality tech
Eurekalert Disney Research rendering method preserves detail in film quality production graphics
Napier News Making Finding Dory Sparkle
Phys.Org Adaptive rendering method reduces discolored pixels in photo-realistic images
ACM Technews Disney Research Transforms Movie-Quality Animations For Interactive Viewing
BBC Click Industrial Light & Magic show off new facial capture
The Verge The new Star Wars app lets you hang with Stormtroopers and take Jedi selfies
TechCrunch Real-time Motion Capture System from Disney Research uses as few sensors as possible
Chairing and Reviewing
Frontiers in Computer Science, Human-Media Interaction, Co-Editor 2021
IEEE CAG RVCA Special Section Co-Chair 2020, ACM VRCAI, Co-Chair 2019.
ACM I3D, Papers 2018, Conf 2017, Industry 2015, Poster 2014, PC 2013-2016, Steering Board 2017-2020
ACM SIGGRAPH/Asia/TOG/CGF, Unified Jury 2011-present, Reviewer 2016-present
ACM CVMP, Industry 2017, Papers 2016, PC 2015-2016.
Others, CAVW, TVCG, JCGT, MIG, ISMAR, VRST, CGI, EGSR, VR, VRST, XR

Invited Seminars
Creative Arts Business Network 09/21,Bath University 04/21, Disney Animation 06/16, 06/19. Shanghai Tech 03/19. UC Berkeley 04/19. Edinburgh Science 04/13, 04/19. Pixar 05/13, 06/18, 03/17. Uni. Of Leeds 03/17. Walt Disney Imagineering 10/16-19. Disney TV Animation 10/16. Disney Interactive 10/16. MPC London 9/16. ILM London 9/16. Edinburgh Uni. 06/16. Lucasfilm 06/16. Disney AR/VR Chair 03/16. UKTI Innovate 11/15. EPCC 03/15. SwissNex San Francisco 03/14. JSPS Symposium 11/14. Deecon Abertay 04/14. Eurographics UK Keynote 08/13.
Friends [recent-hires]
Llogari Casas Co-Founder 3FINERY LtdPhD Napier University
Babis Koniaris Lecturer Napier UniversityPost Doc Disney Edinburgh
Jason Crawford CEO ModalVRConsultant Disney Los Angeles
Zdravko Velinov Game Engine Ubisoft SofiaPost Doc Disney Los Angeles
Ye Pan Assoc Research Scientist DRLAPost Doc Disney Los Angeles
Yue Li PhD ETH ZurichIntern Disney Los Angeles
Joel Castellon ML Eng 2 AmazonIntern Disney Los Angeles
Shilin Zhu PhD UC San DiegoIntern Disney Los Angeles
Caio Brito PhD U. Montreal PernambucoIntern Disney Los Angeles
Frederike Dümbgen PhD EPFLIntern Disney Los Angeles
Isadora Sanna General TD, Disney AnimationMPhil Disney Edinburgh/Bath
Shuang Liu Snr Research Engineer ZapparIntern Disney Edinburgh
Floyd Chitalu Research Assoc Edinburgh UniIntern Disney Edinburgh
Pablo Wiedemann CEO ToriMLRA Napier University
Matthias Fauconneau PhD ETH ZurichRA Napier University
Anpei Chen PhD ShanghaiTechIntern Disney Los Angeles
James Hennessey CEO Creation LabsIntern Disney Los Angeles
Tzu-Chien Fu Deep Learning Engineer NautoIntern Disney Los Angeles
Maggie Kosek Technical Artist U. SurreyArt Lead Disney Edinburgh
David Sinclair PhD Edinburgh UniLab Admin Disney Edinburgh
Nick Swafford Software Eng BloombergMPhil Disney Edinburgh/Bath
Dan Calian Research Eng DeepMindPhD Disney Edinburgh/UCL
Gwyneth Bradbury Web Developer FreelancePhD Disney Edinburgh/UCL
Dessy Markova Real-time Artist Soluis GroupArtist Disney Edinburgh
Joanna Jamrozy Media Producer MacenzieArtist Disney Edinburgh
Sophie North Concept Artist Mediatonic GamesArtist Disney Edinburgh
Jeremy Jaymes Software Consultant RevatureAudio Intern Disney Edinburgh
Karen Darragh PhD Napier UniversityArtist Disney Edinburgh
Bochang Moon Ass. Professor GISTPost Doc Disney Edinburgh
Jose Guitian Graphics Research U CorunaPost Doc Disney Edinburgh
Daniela Antonova Data Scientsit Apple MusicIntern Disney Edinburgh
Steven McDonagh Post Doc ImperialPost Doc Disney Edinburgh
Martin Klaudiny Senior Vision Eng PTCPost Doc Disney Edinburgh
Charles Malleson Research Fellow U SurreyPost Doc Disney Edinburgh
Ivan Huerta Lecturer U BarcelonaPost Doc Disney Edinburgh
Sheldon Andrews Assl Professor McGillPost Doc Disney Edinburgh
Anestis Papazoglou Princ ML Eng SamsungPost Doc Disney Edinburgh
Kartic Subr Research Fellow U EdinburghPost Doc Disney Edinburgh
Johanne Zadick Analyst Programmer AtosIntern Napier/Disney Edinburgh
Taku Komura ProfessorRoyal Soceity Research Fellow
Mark Miller Software Engineer CodeplayIntern Disney Edinburgh
Jason Gray Full Stack Dev Postcode LotteryIntern Disney Edinburgh
Laurent Belcour Graphics Research UnityIntern Disney Edinburgh
Bas Boom Computer Vision CyclomediaPost Doc Disney Edinburgh
Huw Bowles R&D Lead Electric SquareResearch Scientist Black Rock Studio
Romain Pacanowski Research Engineer CNRSPost Doc Black Rock Studio
Lei Yang Graphics Architect NVIDIAIntern Black Rock Studio
Funder Reviewing
AHRC Games Peer Review College 2021
EU H2020 Funding Panel, Robotics, Visual Computing 2015,2020
EPSRC Impact Acceleration Review Panel 2018
EPSRC Creative Industry Peer Reviewer 2015
Vienna Science and Technology Fund Reviewer 2012
Consulting
kenny at 3finery.com
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