Fernando De la Torre received his B.Sc. degree in Telecommunications, as well as his M.Sc. and Ph. D degrees in Electronic Engineering from La Salle School of Engineering at Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain in 1994, 1996, and 2002, respectively. He has been a research faculty member in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University since 2005. In 2014 he founded FacioMetrics LLC to license technology for facial image analysis (acquired by Facebook in 2016). His research interests are in the fields of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. In particular, applications to human health, augmented reality, virtual reality, and methods that focus on the data (not the model). He is directing the Human Sensing Laboratory (HSL).
Chih-Chun Yang is a first-year MSCV student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University advised by Prof. Fernando De la Torre. Prior to enrolling at CMU, he obtained an M.S. in computer science from National Taiwan University, where he was advised by Professors Shou-De Lin and Yu-Chiang Frank Wang. His research interests focused on cross-modal learning, particularly vision-audio and vision-language topics. In addition, he has a background in data mining that includes expertise in handling missing data. His project reponsibilities includes diffusion-based human motion synthesis and human-object interaction design and experiments.
Tianhui Cai is a first-year MSCV student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University advised by Prof. Fernando De la Torre. Before entering CMU, She obtained her Bachelor’s degree, majoring in CS+MATH, from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests focused on visual representation learning, generative model and multimodal machine learning. Her project responsiblities includes MotionGPT experiments and paper writing, and hand-object interaction synthesis.