Jian J Zhang is Professor of Computer Graphics at the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA), Bournemouth University where he leads the National Research Centre. He has worked at various universities including Bristol University, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Chongqing University, Queens University of Belfast and Brunel University.

As Principle Investigator, Prof Zhang has brought in 8 million pounds (GBP) of research grants to the NCCA from the EPSRC, AHRC, EU FP7 and EU H2020 as well as other funding organisations. His research focuses on a number of topics relating to 3D Computer Animation, including virtual human modelling and simulation, geometric modelling, motion synthesis, soft body deformation and physics-based animation. He is also interested in virtual reality and medical visualisation and simulation.

Prof Zhang has published over 250 peer reviewed journal and conference publications and has given over 30 invited/keynote talks around the world. He has chaired over 30 international conferences and symposia, and serves on a number of editorial boards.

Prof Zhang is one of the two founders of the EPSRC-funded multi-million pound Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) with Prof Phil Willis at the University of Bath.

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Jian J Zhang