Speakers Bio


Prof Frederic Fol Leymarie, MEng McGill, PhD Brown

Frederic is codirector of the Post-Graduate program in Computer Games and Entertainment at Goldsmiths College. He previously directed the MSc Arts Computing. He received his B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, with honors in aeronautics, from the Polytechnic School of Montreal, his MEng from McGill University in Computer Vision and Biomedical imagery, and his PhD from Brown University. His current research interests incorporate ideas from computer vision, together with the physics of waves and shocks and their modelling in modern mathematics via singularity theory. Frederic is also working on perceptual models grounded in geometry, based in part on Gestalt theory. Frederic has initiated several "shape-based" projects mixing the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Computing, including CyberCity and CyberMonument, Digital sculpting (with the Mid-Ocean Studio), and Digital archaeology (archaeology site of Petra, Jordan).

Frederic was previously project manager of European R&D projects for Thomson-CSF, founded and managed the SHAPE Lab. at Brown University, a multi-million US$ R&D venture in the areas of virtual reality and archaeology. He joined Goldsmiths in 2004. Recent key publications include contributions to shape theory and computational geometry (IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2007), computing aesthetics (book chapter, MIT Press, 2006).

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