Face the FACS
Guest Speaker: Melinda Ozel
Melinda specializes in the art and science of facial expressions. Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) as a descriptive device, she teaches artists, engineers, and researchers how to build and break down facial movements and emotions.
She’s passionate about sharing her knowledge, mitigating false face news, and giving people the tools they need to create or track salient expressions. Her expertise applies to any level of realism and stylization as well as any type of face – from human to creature or object.
On the tech side, she’s been working on real-time face tracking since 2016 for applications such as expression tracking for avatar puppeteering and emotion detection technology.