- Computer Graphics
- Computer Animation
- Virtual Humans
- Virtual Reality
- Serious Games
- Computer Aided Design
Petros Faloutsos joined York University in 2011. Before joining York, he was a faculty member at the Computer Science Department at the University of California at Los Angeles, where in 2002 he founded the first computer graphics lab at UCLA, called M.A.Gix. He served as the lab’s director until 2011. Faloutsos received his PhD degree (2002) and his MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, Canada and his BEng degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Faloutsos has received the Okawa Foundation Research Grant in 2002, and a 2001 BEST PAPER award for his paper “The Virtual Stuntman: Dynamic Characters with a Repertoire of Autonomous Motor Skills” published in Computers & Graphics by Elsevier. He has also co-authored a highly cited paper on the topology of the Internet, that received an ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award in 2010.
Faloutsos is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of The Visual Computer and has served as a Program Co-Chair for the ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 2005, and for the Motion In Games Conference 2011. He is a member of the ACM and the Technical Chamber of Greece.