Dr Anamaria Ciucanu

I’m an ​animation researcher ​and ​storyteller​, passionate about creating characters (theatre, animation, procedural, AI) and understanding different forms of behaviour. I finished an ​Engineering Doctorate ​in​ Computer Animation at the University of Bath, as a member of the Centre for Digital Entertainment. I currently teach and research Character Animation Techniques and 3D Character Development at Manchester Metropolitan University.

My main R&D interests​ are in different forms of expressing character animation: procedural, behavioral (Laban motion analysis, emergence theory, AI etc) and physics based, movement and pattern analysis, mesh reconstruction and deformation, expressing emotions, humour and other human behaviours through abstract movement (automata) and mathematical functions.

My other sites

Anamation: www.anamation.org

Ana Takes Photos: www.anatakesphotos.org

Video channels

Vimeo: vimeo.com/aciucanu

Youtube (acting/directing): youtube.com/aciucanu

Youtube (research & play): youtube.com/research&play

Stay in touch

Personal e-mail: anamaria.ciucanu@gmail.com

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