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New faculty members join CS department


Chad Jenkins

Odest Chadwicke (Chad) Jenkins

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

If the blockbuster movie I, Robot accurately portrays a future where human-like robots serve as collaborators and contribute toward the needs of human society, then Odest Chadwicke (Chad) Jenkins, assistant professor of computer science, will help make the future happen. Jenkins' research interests include humanoid robotics, machine learning and computer animation - all areas that could make a cinematic fantasy a possibility.

Jenkins' work aims to leverage abilities demonstrated by humans in the real world to control robots and virtual characters. His approach involves addressing two major questions: How can ...

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CS224 (Spring ’04) student papers won first prize, second prize, and one of the two undergrad research awards at the ACM SIGGRAPH ’04 Student Research Competition held in LA in early August. Two more CS224 student papers made it to the semifinals (25 semifinalists out of 118 accepted submissions). Morgan McGuire (G), Andi Fein (’04) and Colin Hartnett (’04) won first prize and a total of $750 for their paper “Real-Time Cartoon Rendering of Smoke”. Pawel Wrotek (’05), Alexander Rice (’05), and Morgan McGuire (G) won second prize and ...

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