Rogério Eduardo da Silva

Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Gaming

University of Houston-Victoria

Resarch Interests: Character Animation, Machine Learning, Affective Computing

Current assistant professor in CS/Gaming at UHV, in the US since 2019. Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin-Ireland (2018-2019), and Faculty in CS at UDESC - Santa Catarina State University, Brazil (2003-unpaid leave) Ph.D. in Information Systems and Technology, Univ. of Minho-Portugal (2008-2014) MS in Computer Science and Mathematical Computing, USP-Brazil (1999-2001) BS in Computer Science, UFMT-Brazil (1992-1997)
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I study applications for Artificial Intelligence on Digital Entertainment: computer games, animations, storytelling, and synthetic characters. More recently I started to apply those concepts to affective robots. In the past, I coordinated a research project called Project D.R.A.M.A. (Developing Rational Agents to Mimic Actors) that aims at creating novel authoring tools for character animations based on autonomous digital actors. I also was involved with a project that aims at studying automatic intelligent tagging of media assets like motion capture data and 3D models. The goal was to make these assets "findable" in a massive database, hence facilitating reuse into new productions.