• Aesthetics, Science and Motion Picture

    15th November, 2018

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Dhanani School of Science and Engineering (DSSE) at Habib University invites renowned professionals and academics to share their ideas on a wide variety of interesting subjects through its Public Lecture Series. The series aims to enlighten, motivate and stimulate academic debate. Each event is tailored for the general public and encourages participants to think across academic disciplines.

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Aesthetics, Science and the Motion Picture

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Tariq Rafi Lecture Theater, Habib University

Abstract:

Visual Effects (VFX) is one of the most visible applications of mathematics. Production houses increasingly need artists and scientists who rigorously work together to create super-realistic visuals. These artists and scientists aim to see and explain the universe in different and innovative ways whether it is a cinematic sensation of an explosion in space such as in Armageddon and Star Wars or the depiction of realistic cloth and hair in Final Fantasy and Frozen and the synergic collaboration between artists and scientists continually defy physical laws and create impressive visuals for us. In this presentation, the two disciplines will discuss how the partnership of two seemingly different minds has positively affected the entertainment industry and how they have synthesized the world of computer graphics positively.

Muqeem Khan

About the Speaker:

In 1996, Muqeem Khan became the first Pakistani to start working in the Hollywood Visual Effects (VFX) industry. His motion picture credits with Walt Disney and Square USA include Deep Rising, George of the Jungle, Flubber, Armageddon, and Final Fantasy. He is also the VFX advisor for the upcoming Pakistani motion picture production Sherdil; which will be released in March 2019. His research interests are in the areas of user-centered design approach, emerging interactive technologies, and Intangible Cultural Heritage. Through empathic design framework and augmented reality, he is currently investigating, documenting, and transmitting the ancient pulse-reading practices/Unani pulse diagnosis in South Asia. He has taught Virginia Commonwealth and Northwestern Universities in Qatar and is currently an Associate Professor at Habib University. His VFX work can be seen on https://vimeo.com/88453416 and interactive experimentation can be seen at his TED talk on https://vimeo.com/88441859

Dr. Musabbir Majeed

About the Speaker:

Dr. Majeed is interested in conducting research and teaching computational mechanics, geometric modelling, and high performance computing. His PhD thesis was on Isogeometric analysis using manifolds and immersed method under the supervision of Dr. Fehmi Cirak. He graduated with a first class degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 2010. Since completing his undergraduate, he has worked for a number of companies including AgustaWestland, Romax Technology and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Before joining HU as an Assistant Professor for Computer Science, he was a software engineer at Bloomberg L.P.

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