The Bungie Foundation had the pleasure to host Dr. Ted Kim's research team from Yale during our Bungie Week festivities. Dr. Kim's team came to Bungie HQ to meet with members of Black@Bungie, our Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity team, and several developers from Destiny 2 to discuss representation in games and the advances his team is making on the technology frontier.
This was Yale's first on-site visit with the Bungie team since the Bungie Foundation began its 5-year $1 million research grant on Type-4 hair and to bring new tools and algorithms to the games industry. The progress the team has already made is remarkable and Bungie was able to share critical insight and challenges facing accurate representation in the digital space.
Dr. Kim will be presenting his research at the Symposium on Computer Animation 2023 on Aug 5th.