Robin Bargar

Beckman Institute

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Education:
Ph.D. - Composition, Minor in Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995.
M.A. - Composition, Minor in Video Production, The Ohio State University, 1985.
B.A. - Composition, Minor in Photography and Cinema, The Ohio State University, 1981.

Professional Experience:
1993 - present Senior Research Programmer and Project Manager for Audio Development, Virtual Environment Group, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1992 - 1993 Producer/Director, Scientific Media Systems, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1990 - 1992 Visiting Lecturer in Composition, School of Music, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Honors and Awards:
1996 Oscar Nomination, Best Short Film (Animated), Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for "the end"
1996 Special Award for 3D Animation for "the end", PIXEL-INA Awards, Imagina Festival, Monaco
1996 Special International Award of the SACD (Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers) for Excellence in Narrative Structure, for "the end", Imagina Festival, Monaco
1996 Best Animated Video, for "the end", Atlanta Film and Video Festival
1996 Grand Prize, for "the end", Computer Animation Festival 96, Geneva, Switzerland
1996 Special Recognition, Original Video production, for "the end", Zagreb International Animation Festival
1995 Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1991 First Prize, Arts and Entertainment, for "The Listener", NICOGRAPH Computer Graphics Competition, Tokyo, Japan
1991 Special Mutimedia Prize, for "The Listener", NICOGRAPH Computer Graphics Competition, Tokyo, Japan
1991 Finalist, International Electro-Acoustic Music Competition, for "Business as usual", Bourges, France
1990 First Prize, Arts and Entertainment, for "Venus and Milo", NICOGRAPH Computer Graphics Competition, Tokyo, Japan

Publications 1996 to Present:
Proceedings
Choi, I. and Bargar, R. (to appear). Human-Machine performance Configuration for Computational Cybernetics." Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Orlando, Fl., October 1997.

Bargar, R. (1997). Authoring intelligent sound for synchronous human-computer interaction. In A. Camurri (Ed.), KANSEI: The Technology of Emotion, Proceedings AIMI International Workshop (pp. 177-188). Genova, Italy, October 1997.

Brady, R., Bargar, R., Choi, I. and Reitzer, J. (1996). Auditory Bread Crumbs for Navigating Volumetric Data. Proceedings of IEEE Visualization '96. San Francisco: IEEE. March 1996.

Cook, P., Bargar, R., Freed, A., and Serra, X. (1996). Creating and Manipulating Sound to Enhance Computer Graphics, Full Day Professional Course, SIGGRAPH '96, New Orleans, August 1996.
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