Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Dr.-Ing. Susana Castillo
Senior Researcher

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The research work of Susana Castillo to date has focused on working toward a tighter integration of psychology in general into computer science.
In 2009, she started working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Diego Gutierrez as a Junior Researcher with the Graphics and Imaging Lab at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). In 2011, she received her Computer Engineering degree and continued performing research on perceptually as well as automatically assessing the quality of different image and video manipulation techniques. In 2013, she began working with the Department for Graphical Systems at the
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (Germany), where she got her PhD in Computer Science. Her thesis focused on mathematically specifying the spatio-temporal information present in real, dynamic facial expressions and then empirically determining the semantic meaning and perceptual importance of that information. The result is a detailed model of the human perception of facial expressions as well as more efficient and more effective facial animations.  In 2019, she joined our lab where she is currently working as a post-doc.


Publications BibTex


Thiemo Alldieck, Moritz Kappel, Susana Castillo, Marcus Magnor:
Reconstructing 3D Human Avatars from Monocular Images
in Magnor M., Sorkine-Hornung A. (Eds.): Real VR – Immersive Digital Reality: How to Import the Real World into Head-Mounted Immersive Displays, Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN 978-3-030-41816-8, pp. 188-218, March 2020.

Philipp Hahn, Susana Castillo, Douglas Cunningham:
Fitting the Style: The Semantic Space for Emotions on Stylized Faces
in ACM Proc. International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA), ACM, pp. 21-24, July 2019.

Susana Castillo, Philipp Hahn, Katharina Legde, Douglas Cunningham:
Personality Analysis of Embodied Conversational Agents
in ACM Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, ACM, pp. 227-232, November 2018.

Philipp Hahn, Susana Castillo, Douglas Cunningham:
Look Me in the Lines: The Impact of Stylization on the Recognition of Expressions and Perceived Personality
in ACM Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, pp. 339-340, November 2018.

Martin Schorradt, Susana Castillo, Douglas Cunningham:
The Semantic Space for Emotional Speech and the Influence of Different Methods for Prosody Isolation on Its Perception
in ACM Trans. on Applied Perception (Proc. of Symposium on Applied Perception), ACM, pp. 1-8, August 2018.

Susana Castillo, Douglas Cunningham, Christian Winger, Michael Breuß:
Morphological Amoeba-based Patches for Exemplar-Based Inpainting
in Journal of WSCG, vol. 26, no. 2, Vaclav Skala - Union Agency , pp. 112-121, June 2018.

Katharina Legde, Susana Castillo, Douglas Cunningham:
AgeRegression: Rejuvenating 3D-Facial Scans
in WSCG Short Communications Proceedings, pp. 190-199, May 2018.

Susana Castillo, Katharina Legde, Douglas Cunningham:
The Semantic Space for Motion‐Captured Facial Expressions
in Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, vol. 29, no. 3-4, John Wiley & Sons, pp. e1823 ff., May 2018.

Martin Schorradt, Katharina Legde, Susana Castillo, Douglas Cunningham:
Integration and Evaluation of Emotion in an Articulatory Speech Synthesis System
in ACM Trans. on Applied Perception (Proc. of Symposium on Applied Perception), ACM, pp. 137 ff., September 2015.

Katharina Legde, Susana Castillo, Douglas Cunningham:
Multimodal Affect: Perceptually Evaluating an Affective Talking Head
in ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, vol. 12, no. 4, ACM, pp. 1-17, September 2015.

Susana Castillo, Christian Wallraven, Douglas Cunningham:
The Semantic Space for Facial Communication
in Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, vol. 25, no. 3-4, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 223-231, May 2014.

Susana Castillo, Tilke Judd, Diego Gutierrez:
Using Eye-Tracking to Assess Different Image Retargeting Methods
in Proc. ACM Applied Perception in Computer Graphics and Visualization (APGV), ACM, pp. 7-14, August 2011.

Fernando Navarro, Susana Castillo, Francisco José Serón Arbeloa, Diego Gutierrez:
Perceptual Considerations for Motion Blur Rendering
in ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, vol. 8, no. 3, ACM, pp. 1-15, August 2011.