Norman I. Badler

Rachleff Family Professor
Computer and Information Science (CIS)

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Honors and Awards:  Penn Provost's Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund Award - 2009, Associate Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science - 2001-05, Cecilia Fitler Moore Department Chair of Computer and Information Science - 1990-94

Research Expertise: Computer Graphics | Computer Animation

As director of the Center for Human Modeling and Simulation, Norm investigates computer graphics and artificial intelligence techniques and applications for embodied agents, virtual humans, and human-computer interaction. His major research directions include developing behavior-based animation of human movement for individuals and groups, constructing a parameterized action representation for real-time simulation and animation, and studying the relationship among human movement, natural language, and communication. Norm's crowd and populace simulation research incorporates environmental context and animates actors with roles and stochastic, scheduled, reactive, and opportunistic behaviors.

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Affiliations:  Director, Center for Human Modeling and Simulation; Director of Center for Bioactive Materials and Tissue Engineering

Education:
PhD Computer Science 1975 - University of Toronto
MSc Mathematics 1971 - University of Toronto
BA College of Creative Studies 1970 - University of California at Santa Barbara


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