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Mohammad Amanzadeh

Email:   amanzad2@illinois.edu

Program area(s):   

Art and Cultural Informatics

Graduate advisor:   Prof. George Francis, Math

Research:

I am interested in designing virtual environments that allow for expressive interaction with the computer.

My research is focused on interaction through body movement, where I incorporate Laban Movement Analysis as a language for describing movement, along with the Computer Graphics/Vision and Machine Learning to design algorithms for interpreting bodily expressions.

I have developed systems to understand expressions in dance and music performance, and currently I work on generalizing the movement model to develop an assistive virtual environment for rehabilitation of movement disorders.