SEBASTIAN STARKE


Ph.D. Student in Character Animation
and Artificial Intelligence

The University of Edinburgh, U.K.

I bring characters to life with computer brains.

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About


Hello people!

I am a Ph.D. student in Character Animation and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics, Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour, supervised by Prof. Taku Komura.

I am currently interning as AI Scientist at Electronic Arts in Redwood City, California, formerly at Adobe Research in Seattle, Washington.

Previously, I was researching on evolutionary computation for dexterous and full-body robotic inverse kinematics at the University of Hamburg, Germany, where I also obtained my B.Sc. and M.Sc. with distinction in Informatics.

I am passionate about state-of-the-art technology in graphics, animation and games. My current research focuses on deep learning for real-time character animation and control, and is funded by the Principal's Career Development Ph.D. Scholarship from the University of Edinburgh.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling the world with my girlfriend, playing DotA2 and cooking fancy food. Occassionally, one can also find me creating video game prototypes and assets for Unity 3D.

Raccoon and squirrel feeds are the best thing about Instagram.

Work


Ph.D. Student in Character Animation and Artificial Intelligence

The University of Edinburgh, U.K.

Sebastian.Starke@ed.ac.uk