Before coming to UCL I completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Science with AI at the University of Nottingham, graduating first in my year.
Dan Andrei Calian, Jean-François Lalonde, Paulo Gotardo, Tomas Simon, Iain Matthews, Kenny Mitchell
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics 2018), 37 (2), 2018
Dan Andrei Calian, Kenny Mitchell, Derek Nowrouzezahrai, Jan Kautz
Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 Technical Briefs (SA '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 20
Jacques Calì, Dan Andrei Calian, Cristina Amati, Rebecca Kleinberger, Anthony Steed, Jan Kautz, Tim Weyrich
ACM Transaction on Graphics (Proceedings SIGGRAPH Asia 2012), 31(6), November 2012, pages 130:1-130:8
Dan Andrei Calian, Jaume Bacardit
Memetic Computing, June 2013, Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 95-130
During my doctorate I've investigated customised light probes and inverse lighting methods for relighting.
I completed various research internships at Disney Research, in their Edinburgh, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles labs. There I had the pleasure of working with Iain Matthews, Jean-François Lalonde, Paulo Gotardo and Tomas Simon Kreuz.
During my MRes at UCL, I worked on the Automatic Joint Modelling for Printing Articulated Models group project. We looked at embedding functional joints in 3D models such that they can be 3D printed without requiring any assembly, with our paper being accepted at SIGGRAPH Asia 2012.
Previously, as part of a 2nd year undergraduate research internship and my final year dissertation, I have worked on developing, integrating and analysing the performance of memetic algorithms for the BioHEL evolutionary learning system, while being supervised by Dr. Jaume Bacardit. Our resulting paper has been published in the Memetic Computing journal.
I have been a teaching assistant for the following courses:
I used to spend my free time developing PC/Android games. Previously, I have developed a Rubik's cube game, a Backgammon game with AI, a reverse space invader game, a "circling rabbit" game, etc. These games, and some other potentially useful small pieces of software were available at my old website, before the webhost got hacked. If you would like the binaries, let me know.
I have also enjoyed helping Dr. Tolga Zafer Ozdemir, a composer/professor with coding his "Tritonet" virtual MIDI instrument in Processing.