Howdy! I'm a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, advised by Dr. Cem Yuksel. I received a B.A. in history at Ewha Womans University (Surprisingly, the official title IS Womans!) and M.S. in computer science at Texas A&M University, advised by Dr. Shinjiro Sueda. My main research interest is in computer graphics, particularly physics-based animation, facial animation, and rendering. I'm also interested in other fields, such as computational geometry, visualizations, and GPU hardware architecture. In my free time, I enjoy drawing and painting (Check out my work here!), listening and playing the music, reading books, and playing games.
Office: Merrill Engineering Building 3335
E-mail: yura.hwang AT


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