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Boris Dalstein

dalboris (at) cs.ubc.ca

Imager Laboratory, X660
ICICS/CS Building, 2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4, Canada

Hi there, I'm Boris!

I'm a PhD student in Computer Animation at UBC, supervised by Michiel van de Panne.

I like to create all sort of things, and give them life.

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I'm a 4th-year PhD student in computer science at UBC, with a love for 2D and 3D animated movies, and my research is about improving the computer tools that make the magic happens :-) More specifically, I spend my days trying to discover new mathematical representations, program computer algorithms, and design user interfaces that help artists to create such inspiring films. I did a summer internship at Disney Research Zurich in 2011 where I worked on sketch-based character posing, a 6-month internship at Pixar (Emeryville, CA) in 2015 where I worked on art-directable cloth simulation, an I am currently working on topological modeling for vector graphics and 2D animation as my PhD topic. Check out VPaint, the vector graphics and 2D animation app which I am actively developing!

Research in computer animation is truly fascinating. It combines art and science in beautiful ways: science enables new artistic mediums, and art stimulates imagination to move science forward:

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” — Albert Einstein

I hope you will enjoy the visit through the different sections of this website! Feel free to send me an email for whatever reason (question, suggestion, broken link, love letter, etc.), I'll be happy to answer it.