Prof Barbara Solenthaler
Prof Barbara Solenthaler is an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich. She heads research on simulation and animation within the Computer Graphics Laboratory. She is also affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, where she holds a Hans Fischer Fellowship awarded by Siemens AG. Her research focuses on physics simulations and animations for computer graphics. Prof Solenthaler is particularly interested in methods for efficient, robust and artist-controllable simulations and using data-driven techniques to transform and simplify workflows. In addition, she regularly serves on technical programme committees for major graphics conferences, including ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics and ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA). In 2016, she served as one of the conference chairs of the ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation. She has also been appointed as an associate editor of Computer Graphics Forum (CGF) and is a co-founder of Apagom AG, which provides a real-time fluid engine using machine learning. She received her PhD in computer science from the University of Zürich.