• Associate Professor
Jinxiang Chai

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
  • M.S., Computer Science, Chinese Academy of Science
  • B.E., Electrical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Research Interests

    • Computer animation
    • computer graphics
    • interaction techniques for 3D graphics
    • computer vision
    • image-based modeling and rendering
    • image and video processing
    • Human motion modeling, understanding, simulation and control
    • Motion capture for everyone
    • Facial acquisition, modeling and animation
    • hand motion acquisition, modeling and simulation
    • Visual modeling and understanding
    • data-driven graphics and vision

Awards & Honors

  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2011

Selected Publications

  • Y. Wang, J. Min, J. Zhang, Y. Liu, F. Xu, Q. Dai and J. Chai, "Video-based Hand Manipulation Capture Through Composite Motion Control," ACM Transactions on Graphics ,32(4), (to present at SIGGRAPH 2013).
  • X. Wei, P. Zhang and J. Chai, "Accurate Realtime Full-body Motion Capture Using a Single Depth Camera," ACM Transactions on Graphics, 31(6): Article No. 180,(presented at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2012).
  • J. Min and J. Chai, "Motion Graphs++: a Compact Generative Model for Semantic Motion Analysis and Synthesis," ACM Transactions on Graphics, 31(6): Article No. 148, (presented at SIGGRAPH ASIA 2012).
  • H. Huang, J. Chai, X. Tong and H.-T. Wu, "Leveraging Motion Capture and 3D Scanning for High-Fidelity Facial Performance Acquisition," ACM Transactions on Graphics (presented at SIGGRAPH 2011), 30(4): Article No. 74, 2011.
  • X. Wei, J. Min and J. Chai, "Physically-valid Statistical Motion Models for Human Motion Synthesis," ACM Transactions on Graphics (presented at SIGGRAPH 2011), 30(3): Article No. 19, 2011.
  • X. Wei and J. Chai, "Modeling Physically Realistic Human Motion from Monocular Video Sequences," ACM Transactions on Computer Graphics (proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2010), 29(4): Article No. 42, 2010.
  • J. Min, Y.-L. Chen and J. Chai, "Interactive Animation Generation with Deformable Motion Models," ACM Transactions on Computer Graphics (presented in SIGGRAPH 2010), 29(1): Article. No.9, 2010.
  • M. Lau, J. Chai, Y.-Q. Xu and H. Shum, "Interactive Facial Modeling Using Model Priors," ACM Transactions on Computer Graphics (presented in SIGGRAPH 2010), 29(1): Article No.3, 2010.