About Me

This is the personal web page of Fabrizio Nunnari.

Since January 2013, I am post-doc researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz) in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Research Interests

  • Computer Graphics > Virtual Character Animation.
  • Assistive Technologies > Sign Language Synthesis.
  • Human-Computer Interaction > Natural User Interfaces.

Projects

  • DECAD (DFKI Embodied Conversational Agent Demo) - an online demo of our new pipeline for the production of interative virtual agents.

  • Sign Language Synthesis and Interaction group - Virtual Interpreters for Sign Languages. Specifically, I investigate the use of Natural User Interfaces as a convenient mean for deaf user to author sign language animations on virtual characteres.

  • DeEvA - an online platform for the generation of virtual characters from personality traits. It uses crowdsourcing methods (Reverse Correlation and Interactive Genetic Algorithms) to create mappings between personality traits and physical attributes.

Software

  • YALLAH (Yet Another Low Level Agent Handler), a framework for the generation of real-time interactive virtual characters, agents, avatars.
  • DeEvA, a platform for the generation of virtual characters from personality traits.
  • BlenderProjectTemplate, a file organization strategy to work, on the same computer, on many different projects based on different versions of Blender and plugins. Includes PyCham support scripts to see the blender `bpy` namespace and perform debug.
Most of the software I developed at the SLSI group is listed at the SLSI software and resources page.
  • Leap Modal Controller - A Blender addon to move objects in the 3D scene using air gestures with the Leap Motion.
  • Simplfy Multiple F-Curves - A Blender addon to simplify animation curves and retain meaningful aligned keyframes.
  • Kinect2 Broadcaster - Broadcast the data of the Kinect 2 to your local network. Useful to develop Kinect 2 applications in Mixed OS environments.
  • FaceShift 2 Blender - A Blender addon to drive the facial expression of a character in editing mode.

Teaching

  • Software design and architectures for interactive avatars: a hands-on approach. University of Saarland. SLSI Announce, Official LSF Page. Seminar Number: 106259. Winter Semester 2017/18. From 27. Oktober 2017 to 02. Februar 2018.
  • Fast prototyping of interactive 3D applications with Blender. Virtual Reality Summer School. Torre dell'Orso (Lecce), Italy. June 19, 2017.
  • Software design and architectures for interactive avatars: a hands-on approach. University of Saarland. SLSI Announce, Official LSF Page. Seminar Number: 99312. Winter Semester 2016/17. 24. From Oktober 2016 to 17. Februar 2017.
  • Generation and authoring of 3D content for augmented reality applications. Augmented Reality Summer School. Torre dell'Orso (Lecce), Italy. September 5-6, 2018.

Presentations

  • Authoring Virtual Characters for Social Interactions. A class for the Affective Computing course held by Dr. Patrick Gebhard. Computer Science Department, University of Saarland, Saarbr├╝cken, Germany. June 12, 2018.
  • (Keynote) Populating virtual worlds: practical solutions for the generation of interactive virtual characters. 4th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (SalentoAVR). Ugento (Lecce), Italy. June 15, 2017.
  • Generation of Virtual Characters from Subjective Factors: a case study on Zero-Acquaintance Personality Traits. Computer science department, University of Turin, Italy. May 26, 2017.
  • A Table-top Sign Production Pipeline Based on Affordable Natural User Interfaces. Multi DAMS department, University of Turin, Italy. December 14, 2017.
  • Electronic Graffiti: The universe of the demoscene. Video. CIRMA seminar at the University of Turin, Italy. April 22, 2013.

Contact

  • E-mail: name dot surname at dfki dot de
  • Office Phone: +49 (0) 681 302 3393
  • Office Address:
    Fabrizio Nunnari
    DFKI GmbH
    Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
    Campus D3.2
    D-66123 Saarbrücken
    Deutschland