About me

I’m Eduardo Alvarado, a 3rd-year Ph.D. student at École Polytechnique in Paris (France). I work in the Visual Worlds: Temporal Analysis, Animation and Authoring (VISTA) group, under the supervision of Prof. Damien Rohmer and Prof. Marie-Paule Cani. I am part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network CLIPE, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 framework.

Prior to my Ph.D., I got my M.Sc. in Embedded Systems and AI at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in 2019, while I was working at the AIS group, ZF Friedrichshafen, and writing my thesis on Deep Multimodal Learning for Autonomous Driving at Robert Bosch GmbH, advised by Prof. Dr. Joschka Boedecker and Prof. Dr. Abnihav Valada. I completed my B.Sc. in Electronics and Automation Engineering at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2014, advised by Prof. Angel Garcia Crespo.

My research is centered on plausible, interactive and multi-scale 3D animation (physically-based, kinematic) for humans and animals in dynamic and deformable environments, with focus on authoring tools for the entertainment industry (games, VR).

Education

Ph.D. in 3D Animation and Computer Graphics
2020-2023, l’X, École Polytechnique

M.Sc. in Embedded Systems Engineering (AI)
2017-2019, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

B.Sc. in Electronics and Automation Engineering
2010-2014, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Technical Art
2020, l’X, École Polytechnique

Computer Scientist for 3D Material Synthesis
2020, InstaLOD GmbH

Research Assistant for Autonomous Systems
2017-2019, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Recent News

Publications

Generating Upper-Body Motion for Real-Time Characters Making their Way through Dynamic Environments

Eduardo Alvarado, Damien Rohmer, Marie-Paule Cani.
ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics SCA, 2022 – Best Paper Honorable Mention Award

Real-Time Locomotion on Soft Grounds with Dynamic Footprints

Eduardo Alvarado, Chloé Paliard, Damien Rohmer, Marie-Paule Cani.
Frontiers in Virtual Reality, Frontiers, 2022, 3, (10.3389/frvir.2022.801856)

A Survey on Reinforcement Learning Methods in Character Animation

Ariel Kwiatkowski, Eduardo Alvarado, Vicky Kalogeiton, Karen Liu, Julien Pettré, Michiel van de Panne, Marie-Paule Cani. Eurographics 2022, Computer Graphics Forum, Wiley, 2022, pp.1‑27. (10.1111/cgf.14504)

Soft Walks: Real-Time, Two-Ways Interaction between a Character and Loose Grounds

Chloé Paliard, Eduardo Alvarado, Damien Rohmer, Marie-Paule Cani.
Eurographics 2021 (short), May 2021, Vienna, Austria.