Peter Comninos is a Professor of computer animation, Director of the National Centre for Computer Animation, and the MD of CGAL Software, Ltd. Since he joined Bournemouth University in 1987, he has led the establishment of the NCCA, the development of its Science in the Service of the Arts ethos, the growth of its teaching and research teams, and the development of its undergraduate and postgraduate courses. From 1989 to 1995, he held the Apollo/Hewlett-Packard endowed Chair in Computer Animation. From 1887 to 1999, he headed the Department of Computer Animation and since then he has lead the development and growth of the NCCA research team culminating in the award of the grade of 5 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (the highest award in this field). His background is in computer science with the Ph.D. degree in computer animation and since his graduation he has collaborated with artists and designers in the production of computer animation and artistic visualisations. For the past twenty-seven years, he has taught widely on the mathematical, algorithmic, and creative aspects of computer graphics, geometric modelling, and computer animation. He has published widely and has contributed to the production of numerous prize winning computer animated sequences. He has designed and implemented the CGAL 3D Computer Animation system and language, which has been used for the teaching of computer animation both nationally and internationally since 1980. He has been a member of various conference organising committees, and on the editorial board of the journals Computer Graphics Forum and Computers and Graphics.
Biography Updated on 13 December 2007