Jessica K. Hodgins
Professor, Computer Science and Robotics
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890

Voice: (412) 268-6795
Fax: (412) 268-6436
Office: Smith 231

Jessica Hodgins is a Professor in the Robotics Institute and Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. From 2008-2016, she founded and ran research labs for Disney, rising to VP of Research and leading the labs in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. From 2005-2015, she was Associate Director for Faculty in the Robotics Institute, running the promotion and tenure process and creating a mentoring program for pre-tenure faculty. Prior to moving to Carnegie Mellon in 2000, she was an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1989. Her research focuses on computer graphics, animation, and robotics with an emphasis on generating and analyzing human motion. She has received a NSF Young Investigator Award, a Packard Fellowship, and a Sloan Fellowship. She was editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Graphics from 2000-2002 and ACM SIGGRAPH Papers Chair in 2003. She has been an elected director at large on the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee since 2009. In 2010, she was awarded the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award and in 2017 she will be awarded the the Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics.

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