Gang Qian, motion analysis, AME
Gang Qian joined the Arts, Media
and Engineering Program as an assistant professor in August 2003.
Previously he worked as a faculty research
assistant and research associate in the Center for Automation Research
at the University of Maryland Institute for Advance Computer Studies.
He received a degree in electrical engineering from the University
of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1995, and a master’s
of science degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the
University of Maryland at College Park in 1999 and 2002 respectively.
His research interests include human motion analysis, signal and
image processing, computer vision, statistical learning and inference.
Ingalls, interactive motion capture, AME
Todd Ingalls is a composer
and computer artist who has been working with interactive performance
and installations for the past several
years. He is an active researcher with many of the ongoing research
projects at AME including Immersive Multimedia Environments, Motion
Sensing and Analysis, Audio Sensing and Smart Microphone Arrays,
and Biofeedback for Rehabilitation. He is also a participating faculty
for the NSF CISE RI grant: An Interdisciplinary Research Environment
for Motion Analysis and an investigator on the NEA Technology: Resources
for Change motione grant.
In addition to teaching and research, Todd
also manages AME's Motion Analysis Lab/Intelligent Stage, a real-time
motion capture and sensing
space for multimedia environments. His work has been performed internationally
at SPIELART Theater Festival (Munich), VIA festival (Maubeuge), International
Festival of Movement Arts (Bangalore), Cutting Edge Festival (Darmstadt),
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, and the Donaueschinger
Musiktage, among others.
Jodi James, motion analysis, AME
Jodi James received a bachelor’s of art degree in dance performance/choreography
and a bachelor’s of science degree in physics/engineering
in 1997 from Hope College in Michigan. She also has studied biomedical
engineering and holds a MA in dance kinesiology from the University
of Utah. She joined the AME program in 2003 as a lecturer in dance,
computation and digital media. James assists motion analysis researchers
at AME through dance movement using markers and sensing technology
for the purpose of real-time motion capture of choreography.
Britton, project manager, AME
Sheilah Britton is an award-winning writer, director and producer
who has worked in video for the past 20 years, including 14 years
with the PBS affiliate in Phoenix. She is Assistant Director
for Programming and Production for the Arts, Media and Engineering
Program. She co-edited with Dan Collins The Eighth Day: The Transgenic
of Eduardo Kac, available through Distributed Art Publishers,
Her awards include three Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards, two Corporation
for Public Broadcasting Awards, and a Copper Quill Award for
Kelly Phillips, technical director, AME
Kelly Phillips is trained in traditional theatrical design and
production, which she has enjoyed augmenting with research
into new media and
performance technologies and techniques. She has been a member
of the production staff for nine years and previously was the
technical director for the performance space at the Baltimore
Museum of Art.
Loren Olson, research technologist, AME
Loren Olson is an Associate
Research Technologist for Multimedia in the Arts, Media and
Engineering Program at Arizona State
University. Before joining the AME program, Loren spent
the previous 14 years
creating animation and effects for film and television.
Working as an animator and technical director, he has created imagery
ranging from feature films to commercial television spots,
direct to home video childrens' programs and television
His awards include eight Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards.
Loren has also been a tool maker, producing software to
aid in animation production. He has created tools for all
as well as modeling, animation and custom rendering sytems.
His software has been used for custom in-house productions
by SGI and Abekas Video Systems (the A60 and A65 disk recorder
control panel software) and Wavefront Technologies (the
medit3d texture editor).