Hayley Iben,
Simulation Research Engineer

Contact: iben@pixar.com

Hayley Iben is a Simulation Research Engineer at Pixar Animation Studios. She earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Duquesne University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. For her Ph.D. thesis, she modelled crack patterns that appear in mud, ceramic glaze, and glass through combining physically based simulation with heuristics. For her Master's project, she used numerical optimization to solve computational geometry problems. Hayley joined Pixar in 2006 where she built software tools for character articulation and animation with a particular focus on inverse kinematics. After joining the Research Group, she splits her time between developing simulation algorithms and transferring that technology into production.

Research Interests

Simulation, inverse kinematics, computational geometry

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