Miguel Otaduy (4924)

Organization: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC Madrid)
Address: Edf. Biblioteca, D-034. Tulipan, s/n
28933 Móstoles
Country: Spain
Telephone: +34-914888115
Fax: +34-914887049
Email: maotaduy@gmail.com
Miguel is an associate professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC Madrid), where he leads the Multimodal Simulation Lab in the Department of Computer Science. He received his BS (2000) in Electrical Engineering from Mondragon Unibertsitatea (Spain), and his MS (2003) and PhD (2004) in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2005 to early 2008, he was a research associate at the Computer Graphics Laboratory of ETH Zurich, and he joined URJC Madrid in Feb 2008.

His main research area is physics-based simulation, with a focus on contact and deformation problems, but with expertise also on fracture, fluids, or granular materials. His work is used in diverse applications covering animation, surgical training and planning, haptic interaction, digital fabrication, or even drug design based on molecular dynamics. He has published over 80 papers in computer graphics, virtual reality, and robotics. He is the recipient of the ERC Starting Grant Animetrics, and he is also the local leader at URJC of the EU project Wearhap. Here is a link to his recent publications.

Miguel has chaired several international conferences, most importantly: program co-chair of the 2015 and 2013 IEEE World Haptics Conference; program co-chair of the 2014 ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D); conference co-chair of the 2013 I3D; program co-chair of the 2013 Eurographics short papers program; and program co-chair of the 2010 ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA). He has also served on editorial boards of high-rank journals: IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics (2014 - now); IEEE Trans. on Haptics (2011 - 2014).