University of Geneva - MIRALab
- Country - Switzerland
- Town - Geneve
- Web site - http://www.miralab.ch
MIRALab was founded in 1989 by Professor Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann and is composed of more than 30 researchers coming from many different fields, such as computer science, mathematics, medical field, design, architecture, fashion design, cognitive science, etc.
The group is truly interdisciplinary, working in the field of computer graphics, computer animation and virtual worlds. Since 1992 the group has participated in more than 25 European Projects; among them, the latest are LIFEPLUS (Innovative Revival of Life in Ancient Frescos and Creation of Immersive Narrative Spaces, Featuring Real Scenes with Behavioral Fauna and Flora, CAHRISMA (Conservation of the Acoustical Heritage by the Revival and Identification of the Sinan's Mosques Acoustics), JUST (Just in Time Emergency Interventions). In these projects, MIRALab has worked with a large number of companies such as: Fiat, France TÚlecom, Deutsche Telecom, Siemens, C&A, EADS for airbus industry, Thomson, RTL, KPN, La Radio et TÚlÚvision Belge, British Telecom, Intracom in Greece, and Philips, as well as with a high number of European universities. MIRALab annually organizes several workshops and conferences, among them, the COMPUTER ANIMATION conference, 3DVH 2002, international workshop on Virtual Heritage, and VRM'2001, an international workshop on Virtual Reality and Medicine.
MIRALab has much to add to the network; being founded in 1989 it is considered at the forefront of the domain of computer graphics modeling. It has a very strong background in virtual environments, and in particular the human-machine interaction, which is significant in this network. In general MIRALab will provide expertise in virtual environments and its surrounding technologies, support for interfacing, including speech, visual representations, and interactions, and also for physics based reactions with relation to virtual/real environments.