Dr. Joseph Teran is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. A large component of his work is focused on the simulation of the human body. His work also has applications in movie special effects. He works with Walt Disney Animation applying scientific computing techniques to simulate the dynamics of virtual materials such as skin/soft tissue, water, smoke, and recently, snow for the movie “Frozen.” He received a 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and a 2010 Young Investigator award from the Office of Naval Research.
Come to the movies! Your hosts will be mathematicians from around the country. These short film clip presentations will range from the physics of football, to the math behind movie animation, to a chance to meet winning filmmakers from the… Learn more →
All Day — Saturday, May 4, 2019