Diana Arellano
Diana Arellano obtained her BSc. and MSc. in Computer Sciences from the University Simon Bolivar (Venezuela), and her PhD from the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain) in 2012. Her main field of research was Affective Computing, which she combined in later years with Machine Learning. During her time as Research Associate at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany), she was one of the coordinators of a German-funded project (SARA) focused on the generation of stylized character animations to study how autistic kids perceive emotions in other people’s faces (2013-2015). In her latest project on High-Performance Computing (2017), she researched on Machine Learning for Motion Synthesis in Animation.Currently, Diana works as Team Leader in the Pipeline Department at Mackevision, Part of Accenture Interactive in Stuttgart, Germany, where she is in charge of the disciplinary aspects in the team organization. The pipeline department belongs to the automotive branch of the company, and it is in charge of developing software solutions to be used internally (and externally) for the creation of car visualization.She also collaborates as scientific committee of several international conferences and journals, co-organizes discussion panels on Women in CG and Visual Arts at FMX and SIGGRAPH. Diana has been volunteering for SIGGRAPH and ACM SIGGRAPH since 2007 where she started as Student Volunteer, served as International Resources Committee (IRC) Chair, and currently holds the External Relations Chair and is member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.