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 Books and Book Chapters


Simulating Autonomous Virtual Humans

Mubbasir Kapadia

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2012-02-03 )

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Authoring Multi-Actor Behaviors in Crowds with Diverse Personalities

Mubbasir Kapadia, Alexander Shoulson, Funda Durupinar, Norman I. Badler

Modeling, Simulation and Visual Analysis of Large Crowds, Springer-Verlag, 2012 (To appear)

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Navigation and Steering for Autonomous Virtual Humans

Mubbasir Kapadia and Norman I. Badler

WIREs Cognitive Science, Wiley, 2012

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 Refereed Journal Publications


Parallelized Egocentric Fields for Autonomous Navigation

Mubbasir Kapadia, Shawn Singh, William Hewlett, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

Journal of The Visual Computer, 2012.

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A Behavior-Authoring Framework for Multiactor Simulations

Mubbasir Kapadia, Shawn Singh, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Special Issue, 2011.

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Footstep Navigation for Dynamic Crowds

Shawn Singh, Mubbasir Kapadia, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

Special Issue Paper, Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds(CAVW), April 2011

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Situation Agents - Agent Based Externalized Steering Logic

Matthew Scuermerman, Shawn Singh, Mubbasir Kapadia and Petros Faloutsos

Special Issue Paper, Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds(CAVW), 2010

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SteerBench: A Benchmark Suite for Evaluating Steering Behaviors

Shawn Singh, Mubbasir Kapadia, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 2009

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 Refereed Conference Publications


Multi-Domain Planning for Real-Time Applications

Mubbasir Kapadia, Alejandro Porres, Francisco Garcia, Vivek Reddy, Nuria Pelechano, and Norman I. Badler

ACM SIGGRAPH/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Computer Animation, July 2013

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SPREAD : Sound Propagation and Perception for Autonomous Agents in Dynamic Environments

Pengfei Huang, Mubbasir Kapadia and Norman I. Badler

ACM SIGGRAPH/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Computer Animation, July 2013

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ADAPT: The Agent Development and Prototyping Testbed

Alexander Shoulson, Nathan Marshak, Mubbasir Kapadia, Norman I. Badler

ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, March 2013

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Efficient Motion Retrieval in Large Motion Databases

Mubbasir Kapadia, I-kao Chiang, Tiju Thomas, Norman I. Badler, Joseph T. Kider Jr.

ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, March 2013

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What's Next? The New Era of Autonomous Virtual Humans

Mubbasir Kapadia, Alexander Shoulson, Cory Boatright, Pengfei Huang, Funda Durupinar, Norman I. Badler

5th International Conference on Motion in Games, Novemeber 2012

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Pedestrian Anomaly Detection using Context-Sensitive Crowd Simulation

Cory Boatright, Mubbasir Kapadia, Jennie Shapira, Norman I. Badler

First International Workshop on Pattern Recognition and Crowd Analysis, November 2012

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Improved Benchmarking for Steering Algorithms

Mubbasir Kapadia, Matthew Wang, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

4th International Conference on Motion in Games, Novemeber 2011

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Parallelized Incomplete Poisson Preconditioner in Cloth Simulation

Costas Sideris, Mubbasir Kapadia and Petros Faloutsos

4th International Conference on Motion in Games, Novemeber 2011

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Scenario Space: Characterizing Coverage, Quality, and Failure of Steering Algorithms

Mubbasir Kapadia, Matthew Wang, Shawn Singh, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation, August 2011

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Multi-Actor Planning for Directable Simulations

Mubbasir Kapadia, Shawn Singh, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

IEEE Post-Conference Proceedings, Computer Animation and Social Agents, 2011

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Behavior Authoring for Crowd Simulations

Mubbasir Kapadia, Shawn Singh, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (Poster Proceedings), February 2011

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Footstep Navigation for Dynamic Crowds

Shawn Singh, Mubbasir Kapadia, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (Poster Proceedings), February 2011

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A Modular Framework for Adaptive Agent-Based Steering

Shawn Singh, Mubbasir Kapadia, William Hewlett, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, February 2011

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Full-Body Hybrid Motor Control For Reaching

Wenjia Huang, Mubbasir Kapadia and Demetri Terzopoulos

International Conference on Motion in Games, October 2010

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SteerBug: An Interactive Framework for Specifying and Detecting Steering Behaviors

Mubbasir Kapadia, Shawn Singh, Brian Allen, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, August 2009

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Egocentric Affordance Fields in Pedestrian Steering

Mubbasir Kapadia, Shawn Singh, William Hewlett, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, February 2009

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An Open Framework For Developing, Evaluating and Sharing Steering Algorithms

Shawn Singh, Mubbasir Kapadia, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

International Conference on Motion in Games, 2009

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Watch Out! A Framework for Evaluating Steering Behaviors

Shawn Singh, Mubbasir Kapadia, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

International Conference on Motion in Games, 2008

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On the Interface Between Steering and Animation for Autonomous Characters

Shawn Singh, Mubbasir Kapadia, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

In Workshop on Crowd Simulation, Computer Animation and Social Agents, 2010

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 Technical Reports and Theses


Authoring and Evaluating Autonomous Virtual Human Simulations

Mubbasir Kapadia

Advisor: Petros Faloutsos
Committee: Demetri Terzopoulos, Glenn Reinman, Eddo Stern

PhD Thesis, University of California, Los Angeles. August 2011

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Parallelized Incomplete Poisson Preconditioner in Cloth Simulation

Costas Sideris, Mubbasir Kapadia, Petros Faloutsos

Intel Softwar Network, October 2011

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Egocentric Affordance Fields in Pedestrian Steering

Mubbasir Kapadia, Petros Faloutsos, Glenn Reinman

Intel Softwar Network, May 2011

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Multi-Agent Behavior Specification and Generation

Mubbasir Kapadia, Shawn Singh, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

UCLA Technical Report # 100041, December 2010

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Evaluating the Costs and Constraints Used to Make Footstep Decisions

Shawn Singh, Mubbasir Kapadia, Glenn Reinman and Petros Faloutsos

UCLA Technical Report # 100023, 2010

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Collaborative Thinking using Neural Networks in Robotic Applications

Mubbasir Kapadia, Adil Lakhani, Rohit Jhangiani and M.V. Deshpande

NCICT 2007, Mumbai, India.

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Rubiks' Heuristic

Mubbasir Kapadia, M.V. Deshpande and Jayant Umale

Electro Info-Com, Mumbai, India. 2007

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