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Manfred Lau supervises 4 postgraduate research students. Some of the students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:

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Dr Manfred Lau


Manfred Lau


Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4WA

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 510324

Location: D17

Research overview

Manfred's research interests are in computer graphics, human-computer interaction, digital fabrication, geometric modeling, and animation. His recent research in sketch-based modeling focuses on building interfaces for everyday users to sketch, design, and fabricate their own products. His work on 3D geometry modeling draws inspiration from the areas of tangible user interfaces and industrial design. His Ph.D. thesis work explores a combination of motion planning techniques and captured data to generate realistic crowd animation for games and films. He is also interested in the areas of robotics and machine learning.

Career Details

Academic Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosopy, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (2009)

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Yale University (2003)


Lecturer, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2011 - Present

Postdoctoral Reseacher, JST Igarashi Design Interface Project, Tokyo, Japan, 2009 - 2011

Postgraduate Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, 2003 - 2009

Professional Role

ACM Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA) 2012 Posters Chair

PC member of key conferences in my fields: SIGGRAPH Asia Courses, SCA, SBIM, SMI, 3DUI, VRST, GI, CASA, MIG


Research Areas: Computer Graphics, HCI, Fabrication, Geometric Modeling, Animation

Please see more here: http://sites.google.com/site/manfredlau/

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