Stuttgart, Germany
April 24 - 27

Prof. Aljosa Smolic, SFI Research Professor of Creative Technologies, Trinity College Dublin (TCD)

Prof. Smolic is the SFI Research Professor of Creative Technologies at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Before joining TCD, Prof. Smolic was with Disney Research Zurich as Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Advanced Video Technology group, and with the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI), Berlin, also heading a research group as Scientific Project Manager. At Disney Research he led over 50 R&D projects in the area of visual computing that have resulted in numerous publications and patents, as well as technology transfers to a range of Disney business units. His research group at TCD, V-SENSE, is on visual computing, combining computer vision, computer graphics and media technology, to extend the dimensions of visual sensation. With a team of 20+ researchers (half postdocs half PhD students) Prof. Smolic is aiming to contribute to shaping Ireland's future in immersive technologies, funded by a significant grant from the Science Foundation of Ireland as a strategic investment. This success is based on his long lasting and world renowned expertise in development of immersive technologies such as AR, VR, free viewpoint video, 3D video, etc. He published over 150 well-cited scientific papers in these areas.

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH and the World Building Institute. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).