I am responsible for teaching several courses on CS and Gaming curricula, mostly involving concepts of programming and computer graphics. In terms of research, I'm interested in studying virtual and augmented reality, synthetic characters and affective computing.
Teaching Games and Gamification, Digital Arts Lab, and Entertainment Technology for the Creative Computing program. My duties also include researching in the domain of VR/AR/XR, games, and animations, and also supervising student's work at undergraduate and graduate levels.
As the director of Digital Games and Simulations program, I teach several courses related to this field, such as Art for Gaming, Advanced Leveling, Senior Project, and Advanced Modeling wit DirectX. I also teach for the Computer Science (undergraduate and graduate) programs in courses like Data Structures, Programming Fundamentals, and Databases.
My duties also include supervising undergraduate and graduate students in their capstone projects.
As a researcher for the V-SENSE – Extending Visual Sensation through Image-Based Visual Computing group (Link), my duties were inserted under the SAUCE - Smart Assets for re-Use in Creative Environments project (Link) where I was involved with studying ways to autonomously classify motion capture data to facilitate the create and edition of crowd simuations.
Undergraduate teaching duties include: Programming Fundamentals, Mathematical Logic, Computer Graphics, Image Processing, Data Structures, Compilers, Automata and Formal Languages, Advanced Programming, and Computer Animations.
I also supervised more than a dozen capstone projects, and coordinated several research project, being the most sucessful one called D.R.A.M.A. - Developing Rational Agents to Mimic Actors
Teaching courses: Compilers and Object-oriented Programming
Teaching courses: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics, Programming Fundamentals
Teaching courses: Computer Graphics and Programming Fundamentals
|Udemy.com||Writing a Script for Animation in Adobe Story||39 m|
|LinkedIn Learning||Intro to Virtual Reality (VR) Filmmaking||42 m|
|Virtual Reality Foundations||35 m|
|Total||1 h 17 m|
|ai2-3D.com||Photogrammetry - Fundamentals & Applications*||1 h 28 m|
|Photogrammetry Process: equipment, settings & software*||1 h 40 m|
|Photogrammetry Software workflow*||1 h 30 m|
|Total||4 h 38 m|
|VICON||Vicon Industry Panel Webinar Series - Pushing Game Development to the Next Level*||1 h 8 m|
|Total||1 h 8 m|
|Rokoko.com||Creating Pro Characters with Mocap*||1 h|
|Circuit Stream||Build Your VR Escape Room in Unity*||1 h 35 m|
|Build Your Own VR Driving Simulator in Unity*||1 h 41 m|
|Introduction to HoloLens 2 Development*||2 h 9 m|
|Total||5 h 25 m|
|BloopAnimation.com||Animation for Beginners||47 m|
|Animation Foundations||1 h 50 m|
|Maya Animation||4 h 6 m|
|Stick Figure Animation||4 h 32 m|
|Blender Animation||2 h 42 m|
|Making an Animated Movie||1 h 44 m|
|Total||15 h 41 m|
|MrPaulXavier.com||Day 1 - Gear||1 h 18 m|
|Day 2 - Focal Length||16 m|
|Day 3 - Composition||18 m|
|Day 4 - Movement||19 m|
|Total||2 h 11 m|
|TheArchitectureAcademy.com||Architecture: Fundamentals||4 h 21 m|
|Module 1 - Lounge Room||2 h 23 m|
|Module 2 - Modern House||4 h 51 m|
|Total||11 h 35 m|
|GameInstitute.com||C++ Programming||1 h 38 m|
|Introduction to Unity||15 h 52 m|
|Mobile Development||4 h 14 m|
|Total||21 h 44 m|
|DigitalTutors.com||Pushing Your C# Skills Beyond the Basics in Unity||1 h 37 m|
|Creating a Mobile Puzzle Game in Unity||1 h 41 m|
|Creating Run Cycles in Maya||2 h|
|Creating Interior Walk-Throughs in Unity||2 h 1 m|
|Creating UI Elements in Unreal Engine||1 h 44 m|
|Creating Gameplay Systems using Blueprint Features in Unreal Engine||4 h 32 m|
|Introduction to Particle Systems in Unreal Engine||2 h 1 m|
|Introduction to Matinee in Unreal Engine 4||1 h 20 m|
|Unreal Engine 4 Material Reference Node Library||1 h 19 m|
|Introduction to Blueprint in Unreal Engine||1 h 5 m|
|Introduction to Materials in Unreal Engine||1 h 59 m|
|Introduction to Lighting in Unreal Engine 4||57 m|
|Introduction to Unreal Engine 4||4 h 1 m|
|Quick Start to Unreal Engine 4: Volume 1||1 h 9 m|
|Quick Start to Unreal Engine 4: Volume 2||1 h 3 m|
|Quick Start to Unreal Engine 4: Volume 3||57 m|
|Your First Day in Unreal Engine 4||1 h 39 m|
|Indie Game Development Pipeline Volume 1: Visual Development||2 h 17 m|
|Total||33 h 22 m|
|Total hours:||98 h 40 m|
Virtual Reality (VR) is a simulated experience that can (or not) be similar to the real world. It uses special devices for a 3D user interface (3DUI), sometimes known as human-centered interface.
Augmented Reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory and olfactory.
Synthetic characters means incorporating Psychology-inspired computational models to autonomous (embodied or not) characters decision-processes. Some possible applications of this are: non-player characters, virtual humans, and robotics.
Affective computing means to study computing that relates to, arises from, or influences emotions. It aims at developing better human-computer interaction systems in a more natural user-friendly manner.
Other than that, I am interested in working with several extra curricular initiatives to deepen students' engagement with computer science and gaming. Some examples are the international collegiate programming contest (ICPC/ACM) and the global game jam (GGJ).