Jernej Barbic

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I am an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA. I do research in computer graphics, animation, interactive physics, haptics, sound and control. I was a post-doctoral researcher at MIT, and a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University.

Office: SAL 230, Phone: 213-740-1914

Author of


  • Yili Zhao, Ph.D. cand.
  • Hongyi Xu, Ph.D. cand.
  • Yijing Li, Ph.D. cand.
  • Danyong Zhao, Ph.D. cand.
  • Bohan Wang, M.Sc. cand.
  • Weiwan Liu, M.Sc., now at Nvidia
  • Somya Sharma, M.Sc., now at Microsoft
  • Fun Shing Sin, M.Sc., Rhythm and Hues, now at Blizzard
  • Jay Whang, B.Sc. cand.
  • Daniel Schroeder, USC REU summer student, now PhD cand. at Cornell


Funding and Awards:

  • Sloan Fellowship, 2014
  • MIT Technology Review, 35 Innovators Under 35, 2011
  • NSF CHS:Small:Fast simulation of geometrically complex multibody systems in contact and self-contact, 2014-2017
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2011-2016
  • Viterbi Early Career Chair, USC
  • James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund at the University of Southern California, 2010-2011
  • Film credits: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013).


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