Our faculty includes a cadre of outstanding scholars and artists who have already made major contributions to their field.
Midori Kitagawa has been teaching and researching computer animation and motion capture as a full-time faculty member for the last 15 years.
The majority of her instructional effort at UT Dallas has been invested into the animation curriculum within the Arts and Technology (ATEC) Program in the School of Arts and Humanities.
The animation curriculum is designed to prepare graduate and undergraduate students in the ATEC program for professional opportunities in the animation, simulation, and game industries, and academia.
Dr. Midori Kitagawa's current research interests are in motion capture and scientific visualization and her most note-worthy accomplishment in 2008 was finishing the manuscript for Mocap for Artists: Workflow and Techniques for Motion Capture, published by Focal Press.
PhD in Architecture, Texas A&M University
MA in Computer Graphics and Animation, Ohio State University
BFA in Painting, Joshibi University in Tokyo, Japan