I have assisted collaborators at Disney Research with projects on animation, art, and audience analysis.
Predicting Movie Ratings from Audience Behaviors
We record face and body movements of audience members while they watch a feature-length film and predict ratings of enjoyment.
Navarathna, R., Lucey, P., Carr, G.P.K., Carter, E.J., Sridharan, S., & Matthews, I. (2014). Predicting movie ratings from audience behaviors. Proceedings of the IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, Steamboat Springs, March, 2014.
Style and Abstraction in Portrait Sketching
We study style and abstraction in multiple artists' sketches of human faces to create new, computer-generated sketches in each artist's style.
Berger, I., Shamir, A., Mahler, M., Carter, E., & Hodgins, J. (2013). Style and abstraction in portrait sketching. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 32(4), 55. (link)
PaperID: A Technique for Drawing Wireless Interfaces on Paper
We describe techniques that allow inexpensive, ultra-thin, battery-free Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to be turned into simple paper input devices. We use sensing and signal processing techniques that determine how a tag is being manipulated by the user via an RFID reader and show how tags may be enhanced with a simple set of conductive traces that can be printed on paper, stencil-traced, or even hand-drawn.
Li, H., Brockmeyer, E., Carter, E. J., Fromm, J., Hudson, S. E., Patel, S. N., & Sample, A. (2016). PaperID: A Technique for Drawing Functional Battery-Free Wireless Interfaces on Paper. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, San Jose, May, 2016. (link)