Event: Research in the Wild

Research in the Wild: Supporting education through industry partnership

Presenter: Professor Phil Willis, Director of the Centre for Digital Entertainment

The RMIT University Games and Experimental Entertainment Lab (GEElab) presents visiting scholar, Professor Phil Willis, Director of The Centre for Digital Entertainment and the UK's intensive model of Doctoral training.

Phil Willis's research interests are in colour graphics, virtual reality, computer animation, visual effects and algorithms to support 2D and 3D manipulation of film images. His talk will explain how the UK now favours concentrating funds in large, specialised doctoral training centres, the benefits to the students, to the academics and to affiliated companies.

Phil is Professor of Computing, founding Director of the Centre for Digital Entertainment and of the earlier Media Technology Research Centre at the University of Bath. Externally he is a Fellow and past Chair of the Eurographics Association and became the first Eurographics-ACM SIGGRAPH joint member. He was a founding member of the UK Computing Research Committee.

He was Head of the Computing Group from 1986 to 1992. He was Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, then the largest Department of the University, from 1997-2000. He also initiated the process to form the new Department of Computer Science, which became a reality in 2001.  He led this from 2006-2012 and is now on sabbatical in RMIT's GEELab.

Date:                                                     Tuesday 2 December
Registration:                                         1600
Start Time:                                            1630
Finish:                                                   1730
Networking:                                          1730 - 1900     
Venue:                                                  RMIT Design Hub, corner of Swanston and Victoria Streets, Melbourne
                                                            Level 3, Lecture Theatre

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