Barbara Solenthaler is a senior research scientist at the Computer Graphics Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where she leads the lab’s research in physically-based simulations. She is focusing on the development of new algorithms to improve the simulation of complex materials such as fluids in terms of efficiency, visual quality and applicability in visual effects. Amongst others, data-driven approaches for simulations and game-based learning are explored in her research.
Barbara received her M.S. degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Zurich. At ETH, she teaches a course on physically-based simulations and has recently held the Symposium on Computer Animation 2016 conference, which is an important scientific venue for international academic and industrial experts in the field of computer animation.