Alla Safonova



Assistant Professor 
Computing and Information Science
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

The Center for Human Modeling and Simulation

phone: 215-898-2012
email: alla at
office: 303 Levine 
address: 3330 Walnut St, Levine Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104


My current research interests are in computer animation and computer graphics. I research novel ways to automatically synthesize natural and physically realistic motions for humans, cartoon characters and animals. I received my Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology



Spring 2010: CIS 563, Physically Based Animation

Spring 2009: CIS 563, Physically Based Animation

Spring 2008: CIS 563, Physically Based Animation

Fall 2007: CIS 700/005, Seminar on Physically Based Character Animation

Spring 2007: CS 15-462, Computer Graphics


Animation Reading Group

Fall 2009


Graphics Group Seminar

Fall 2009

Summer 2009

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Summer 2008




Last Modified: May, 2009 by Alla Safonova