I am a researcher in computer graphics and human-computer interaction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I work as a research assistant with Dr. Michael Gleicher in the Graphics Group and Dr. Bilge Mutlu in the Human-Computer Interaction Group.
In my research, I seek to (1) develop better methods and tools for creating high-quality animation, (2) build embodied dialog systems that can engage with people in a more natural manner, and (3) create innovative telepresence and virtual presence experiences.
For my Ph.D. thesis, I invented several new methods for synthesis and authoring of humanlike gaze animation. During a Microsoft Research internship, I built Room2Room, an augmented-reality system for life-size, room-scale telepresence. In another internship, I worked on a virtual, embodied assistant capable of feeling, expressing, and resolving uncertainties about users' speech and behavior. My Research page has more information about these projects. A list of my publications can be found here.
I am originally from Croatia, where I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Science. To hear the pronunciation of my name, click here.