Jose Luis Ponton

UPC. Computer Animation. Machine Learning. Computer Graphics. XR.


Hello! I am a Ph.D. student at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona (Spain), working at the ViRVIG research group.

My research interests are computer animation, virtual and augmented reality, deep learning and computer graphics.

Currently, I am working in data-driven character animation, in particular, motion understanding and synthesis, retargeting, inverse kinematics, motion capture and virtual reality avatars.

I received my M.Sc. in Computer Graphics and B.S. in Computer Science at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.


Sep 14, 2023 I will be presenting in SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 our paper SparsePoser accepted at the ACM Transactions on Graphics journal.
Jul 06, 2023 Our paper Fitted avatars was accepted at the Springer Virtual Reality journal.
Jan 30, 2023 Our paper Animation Fidelity in Self-Avatars was accepted at the 30th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (IEEE VR 2023).
Oct 10, 2022 I was awarded a Ph.D. scholarship FPU 2021 (code FPU21/01927) from the Spanish Administration!
Sep 12, 2022 Our paper Motion Matching for VR was accepted at the 21st annual ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2022).

selected publications

  1. sparseposer.gif
    SparsePoser: Real-Time Full-Body Motion Reconstruction from Sparse Data
    In SIGGRAPH Asia 2023
    ACM Trans. Graph., Oct 2023
  2. fittedavatars.gif
    Fitted avatars: automatic skeleton adjustment for self-avatars in virtual reality
    Jose Luis Ponton , Victor Ceballos , Lesly Acosta , Alejandro Rios , Eva Monclus , and Nuria Pelechano
    Virtual Reality, Jul 2023
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    Animation Fidelity in Self-Avatars: Impact on User Performance and Sense of Agency
    Haoran Yun , Jose Luis Ponton , Carlos Andujar , and Nuria Pelechano
    In 2023 IEEE Conference Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR) , Mar 2023
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    Combining Motion Matching and Orientation Prediction to Animate Avatars for Consumer-Grade VR Devices
    Jose Luis Ponton , Haoran Yun , Carlos Andujar , and Nuria Pelechano
    In ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation
    Computer Graphics Forum, Sep 2022
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    AvatarGo: Plug and Play self-avatars for VR
    Jose Luis Ponton , Eva Monclus , and Nuria Pelechano
    In Eurographics 2022 - Short Papers , May 2022