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Marco Fratarcangeli

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering

Sapienza University of Rome

Via Ariosto 25, Rome (Italy) - 1st floor, room B111
00185 Rome, Italy
Email: frat@dis.uniroma1.it

Bio Sketch

Marco Fratarcangeli is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where he also received his MSc (Laurea) in 2003 in Computer Engineering. He obtained his PhD in 2009 in the field of physically-based animation of virtual faces. Between 2004 and 2006, he was a visiting researcher at the Image Coding Group at the Linköping University, Sweden. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as technical lead at a SME in the aerospatial industry, focusing on the development of cross-platform visualization tools for planning and analysis of Earth Observation missions, mainly for the European Space Agency.

His research interests are in the area of physically-based simulation as well as virtual characters animation synthesis, with emphasis on the application of the above expertise on entertainment and medical fields. In particular, his research focuses on (i) the application of computational physical models to the simulation of soft bodies and (ii) the design and implementation of parallel simulation algorithms and data structures suitable for the full exploitation of modern GPUs.



Students I supervised in the past.



International journals and book chapters

  1. M. Fratarcangeli. Position-based Facial Animation Synthesis. Comp. Anim. Virtual Worlds, May 2012, doi: 10.1002/cav.1450
    [link] [video results a] [video results b] [video muscle editor]

  2. M. Fratarcangeli. Comparing GLSL, OpenCL and CUDA: cloth simulation on the GPU. Book Chapter in Game Engine Gems 2, by AK Peters, March 2011. 

  3. M. Fratarcangeli. A Versatile and Interactive Anatomical Human Face Model. Book Chapter in Game Programming Gems 8, Charles River Media, 2010

  4. M. Fratarcangeli, M. Schaerf and R. Forchheimer. Facial Motion Cloning with Radial Basis Functions in MPEG-4 FBA. Graphical Models Journal, 69(2), March 2007
    [paper] [video]

  5. M. Zaratti, M. Fratarcangeli, L. Iocchi. A 3D Simulator of Multiple Legged Robots based on USARSim. Book chapter in "RoboCup 2006: Robot Soccer World Cup X", Vol. 4434/2007, 2007, Best Paper Award at RoboCup International Symposium 2006, Bremen, Germany, June 2006
    [paper] [video1] [video2] [video3] [video4]

International refereed conferences

  1. M. Fratarcangeli, F. Pellacini, Towards a Massively Parallel Solver for Position Based Dynamics, SIGRAD 2014.
    Accepted for publication.

  2. N. Abu Rumman, M. Fratarcangeli. Position Based Skinning. ACM Spring conference on Computer Graphics 2014.
    Best Paper Award.

  3. D. Tiriticco, S. Marra, M. Fratarcangeli, R. Ferrara. GPU Accelerated SAR Omega-K Focusing. GPU Technology Conference, March 24-27, 2014 San Jose, California

  4. G. Murru, M. Fratarcangeli, T. Empler, Practical Augmented Visualization on Handheld Devices for Cultural Heritage. Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, London, Feb. 2013

  5. G. Murru, M. Fratarcangeli, T. Empler. Augmented Visualization on Handheld Devices for Cultural Heritage. 21st WSCG Conference on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2013, Cecz. Rep., Jun. 2013

  6. M. Fratarcangeli, Interactive, Musculoskeletal Model for Animating Virtual Faces .ACM International Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation (FAA12, extended abstract), Sept. 2012

  7. B. Kubiak , N. Pietroni, M. Fratarcangeli, F. Ganovelli. A Robust Method for Real-Time Thread Simulation. ACM Symp. on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, Nov. 2007
    [paper] [video]

  8. M. Fratarcangeli, M. Andolfi, K. Stankovic, I.S. Pandžic. Animatable Face Models from Uncalibrated Input Pictures. ConTEL09, International Conference on Telecommunications, June 2009

  9. G. Fanelli and M. Fratarcangeli. A Non-Invasive Approach for Driving Virtual Talking Heads from Real Facial Movements. 3DTV Conference, May 2007
    [paper] [video1] [video2]

  10. M. Fratarcangeli and M. Schaerf, Facial Motion Cloning Using Global Shape Deformation European Association for Computer Graphics (Eurographics 2005, short papers), Aug. 2005

  11. M. Fratarcangeli and M. Schaerf. Fast Facial Motion Cloning in MPEG-4. Symp. on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA), Sept. 2005

  12. M. Fratarcangeli. Physically Based Synthesis of Animatable Face Models. Virtual Reality Interactions and Physical Simulations (VRIPhys05), Nov. 2005

  13. M. Fratarcangeli and M. Schaerf, Realistic Modeling of Animatable Faces in MPEG-4 Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA2004), July 2004
    [paper] [supplemental] [video]


M. Fratarcangeli Computational Models for Animating Virtual Faces
Ph.D. thesis, Universitá degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, 2009
Joint Ph.D. program with the Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden