Steve DiPaola

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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:

  • Simon Fraser University, Cognitive Science Program


  • ISEA2015

    Steve DiPaola is director of the Cognitive Science Program at Simon Fraser University, and leads the iVizLab (, a research lab that strives to make computational systems bend more to the human experience by incorporating biological, cognitive and behavior
    knowledge models. Much of the labs work is creating computation models of very human ideals such as expression, emotion, behavior and creativity. He is most known
    for his AI based computational creativity ( and 3D facial expression systems. He came to SFU from Stanford University and before that NYIT Computer Graphics Lab, an early pioneering lab in high-end graphics techniques. He has held leadership positions at Electronic Arts, and Saatchi Innovation. His computational art has been exhibited at the AIR and Tibor de Nagy galleries in NYC, Tenderpixel Gallery in London
    and Cambridge University’s Kings Art Centre. And exhibited at major museums including the Whitney, MIT Museum, and Smithsonian.

Current Location:

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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