Amulya Yadav PhD. candidate will present on behalf of Professor Milind Tambe.
Amulya is part of the Teamcore Research Group working at the USC Center for AI in Society.
How Can AI be Used for Social Good? Key Techniques, Applications, and Results
Discussions about the future negative consequences of AI sometimes drown out discussions of the current accomplishments and future potential of AI in helping us solve complex societal problems. At the USC Center for AI in Society, CAIS, our focus is on exploring AI research in tackling wicked problems in society. This talk will highlight the goals of CAIS and areas of ongoing work. We will focus on the use of AI for assisting low-resource sections of society, such as homeless youth.
Mark Thielen is an award winning leader in creating computer generated visual effects for films, TV, and commercials for over 15 years. He is one of the premiere crowd animation specialists in the world. Being the person creating crowd animation departments around the world, Mark has had the unique opportunity and skills to understand the varying needs of the leaders in all the departments of a production and deliver powerful results.
He has a passion for creating compelling stories that get at the heart of the characters. He supervised many visual effects heavy commercials. Some of the places Mark has produced work are Walt Disney Animation, Digital Domain, Reel FX Creative Studios, and Zoic Studios. Most recently, Mark brought the realistic robot Sophia to life for Hanson Robotics.
“When I was asked to be the CG Supervisor for Katy Perry’s “Firework” music video, the project looked impossible for the amount of work needed and the limited time constraint. We had two weeks to deliver over sixty shots of visual effects, that should take six weeks. We created a system to incorporate fireworks as quickly as possible into the shots, while having flexibility in the final look. The end result created a music video topping the charts and winning multiple awards that people emotionally connected to through the visuals we created.” This is what Mark brings to each production.
Big Hero 6 (2014) (crowd specialist)
Frozen (2013) (crowd specialist)
Ender’s Game (2013) (Massive supervisor)
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007) (animator)
The Express (2008) (Massive technical director)
Vantage Point (2008) (Massive technical director)
The Leatherheads (2008) (Massive technical director)
Blades of Glory (2007) (Massive supervisor)
The Ant Bully (2006) (animation supervisor)
“The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” (2002-2004) (animator) (15 episodes)
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) (character animator)
Monkeybone (2001) (miniature sets builder) (uncredited)
Sophia robot (2015-2016) (Hanson Robotics)
Zeno robot (2007) (Hanson Robotics)
Katy Perry – Firework