Jian J Zhang is Professor of Computer Graphics at the National Centre for Computer Animation,
Bournemouth University and leads the Computer Animation Research Centre. He has worked at
various universities including Bristol University, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Chongqing
University, Queens University of Belfast and Brunel University.
Prof Zhang has secured over 4 million pounds (GBP) in research grants from the EPSRC, AHRC,
the GWR, the Wellcome Trust and other funding organisations. His research focuses on a number
of topics relating to 3D virtual human modelling and animation, including geometric modelling,
rigging and skinning, motion synthesis, deformation and physics-based simulation. He is also int-
erested in graphics applications in medical visualisation and sports simulation.
Prof Zhang has chaired numerous international conferences and symposia, and serves on a number
of editorial boards. Prof Zhang has given over 30 invited talks and keynote presentations internat-
ionally. He is a member of both AHRC and EPSRC peer review colleges.
Prof Zhang is a co-founder of the Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) jointly with Prof Phil
Willis at the University of Bath. The CDE is a multimillion pound organisation with the goal of
producing the next generation of technical leaders in the area of computer games, computer anim-
ation and digital effects.
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