I am currently an assistant professor at Hacetepe University Institute of Informatics. I received my M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees from Hacettepe University Department of Mathematics, by conducting interdisciplinary research studies covering Computer Science topics. During my Ph.D, I worked as a visiting researcher at Utrecht University(Netherlands), Department of Information and Computing Sciences from December 2014 to June 2015 . My current research interests consist of computer graphics and animation, especially physics-based and data-driven human animation as well as machine learning and optimization methods for computer animation.


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Teaching

2017-2018
Spring
BCA605 : Bilgisayar Oyunlarında Yapay Zeka
BCA614 :Bilgisayar Animasyonu II
BBS515 : Nesneye Yönelik Programlama

2017-2018
Fall
BCA611 : Video Oyunları için 3B Grafik
BBS515 : Nesneye Yönelik Programlama
MTK467 : Nesneye Yönelik Programlama

Contact

Institute of Informatics
Hacettepe University
Beytepe Campus
Ankara, Turkey TR-06800
zdemir@hacettepe.edu.tr

Publications

Robust Standing Control with Posture Optimization

Zümra Kavafoğlu, Ersan Kavafoğlu, Arjan Egges
Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds 2017
doi:10.1002/cav.1746

Style-based Biped Walking Control

Zümra Kavafoğlu, Ersan Kavafoğlu, Gökçen Çimen, Tolga Çapın, Haşmet Gürçay
The Visual Computer 2016
doi:10.1007/s00371-016-1338-5

Skill Learning Based Catching Motion Control

Gökçen Çimen, Zümra Kavafoğlu, Ersan Kavafoğlu, Tolga Çapın, Haşmet Gürçay
Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds 2015
doi: 10.1002/cav.1659

Robust Balance Shift Control with Posture Optimization

Zümra Kavafoğlu, Ersan Kavafoğlu, Arjan Egges
MIG ‘15 Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games 2015
doi:10.1145/2822013.2822020

Simple Vertical Human Climbing Control with End-effector State Machines

Zümra Kavafoğlu, Hacer İlhan, Ersan Kavafoğlu, Haşmet Gürçay, Tolga Çapın
Proceedings of EURASIA GRAPHICS 2014
ISBN: 978-605-65164-0-5


Projects

Development of Mine Automation and Design Software(MOTAY) 2009-2011

In this TUBITAK project, a software called NetPro/Mine has been developed which can perform all stages of ore body modeling and mine planning. It provides tools for data input, 3D visualization and digitization, digital terrain model (DTM) construction, geological solid modeling, block modeling, classical and geostatistical resource and reserve estimation, mine design and planning. In this project, i worked as both researcher and programmer in the development of 3d modelling and visualization components of the software like triangulation of ore cross sections in any direction, construction of solid models from cross sections and clipping an inner part of the ore body by a given projectional polygon.

Data Driven Virtual Human Animation 2012 - 2014

This TUBITAK project covers research on physics based character animation, human motion database creation and retrieval, motion classification and segmentation and motion retargeting to non-humanoid characters. In this project I worked as a researcher in building high level physics based controllers for walking, climbing and catching motions. Within the project a free motion capture database named MIDAS has been generated.
http://www.motion.hacettepe.edu.tr


Conference Presentations

  • Robust Balance Shift Control with Posture Optimization, Zümra Kavafoğlu, Ersan Kavafoğlu, Arjan Egges, The 8th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion In Games, 7-8 May 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Simple Vertical Human Climbing Control with End-effector State Machines, Zümra Kavafoğlu, Hacer İlhan, Ersan Kavafoğlu, Tolga Çapın, Haşmet Gürçay, EuarasiaGraphics 2014: International Conference on Computer Graphics, Animation and Gaming Technologies, 14-15 October 2014, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

  • Kovaryans Matris Adaptasyonu ile Karakter Animasyonunun Fiziksel Takibi, 1. Genç İstatistikçiler Sempozyumu, 10-11 Eylül 2013, Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara

  • 3B Konumsal Verilerin Modellenmesi ve Görselleştirilmesi, 13. Ulusal Matematik Sempozyumu, 04-07 Ağustos 2010, Erciyes Üniversitesi, Kayseri


Awards and Scholarships

  • Best Paper Award, The 28th Annual Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2015) Our paper “Skill Learning Based Catching Motion Control” with Gökçen Çimen, Ersan Kavafoglu, Tolga Çapın and Haşmet Gürçay has been awarded as the best paper in CASA 2015.

  • International Doctoral Research Fellowship, TÜBİTAK Research fellowship from TÜBİTAK for 6 months between December 2014 and June 2015 to be used for performing research at Utrecht University, Department of Information and Computing Sciences.


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