Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann has pioneered research into virtual humans over the last 25 years. She obtained several Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in various disciplines (Psychology, Biology and Chemistry) and a PhD in Quantum Physics from the University of Geneva. From 1977 to 1989, she was a Professor at the University of Montreal where she founded the research lab MIRALab.
Yvain Tisserand is a Research assistant and Ph.D. candidate at MIRALab, University of Geneva. He obtained his MSc degree in Computer Science at the University of Bordeaux 1 in France in 2011. His research interests include computer graphics and human computer interaction fields.
Marlène Arévalo is graduated in architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne in 1994. She is a senior assistant at MIRALab, University of Geneva, working as a designer, 3D animator, producing 3D animated images and movies which reflect the research being done at MIRALab. Her main tasks are focused on: Creation of 3D environments in order to provide scenes for computer graphics animation. Creation of avatars and body animation dedicated either to production, either to real time sceneries. Realization and simulation of virtual clothing, where the goal is to obtain 3D textured garments with realistic animations. 2D design, such as posters, flyers, etc. She was also involved in the administrative aspects of management of the current EU Marie Curie project MultiScaleHuman.