Amarnath Murugan

Graphics Programmer | Game Developer | Researcher


Hi there! I’m a second-year MS Computing student specializing in Graphics & Visualization at the University of Utah. My research interest is in real-time rendering and animation. I’m currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant under Prof Cem Yuksel at the Utah Graphics Lab, and our work is focused on 3D modelling tools.

Previously, I conducted research on storytelling, education, and novel interaction techniques in AR/VR at the IMXD Lab, IIT Bombay, under Prof Jayesh Pillai. I also worked as the Technical Director of Manhole Collective, the creators of the real-time animated short film Manhole, which won third place in Unreal’s Short film challenge in India and was screened at the prestigious Annecy film festival.

I am actively looking for full-time job opportunities in graphics programming starting summer 2024

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Selected Publications

  1. Cinévoqué: Development of a Passively Responsive Framework for Seamless Evolution of Experiences in Immersive Live-Action Movies
    Amarnath Murugan, Jayesh S Pillai, and Amal Dev
    In 25th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology 2019
  2. Exploring effect of different external stimuli on body association in vr
    Prabodh Sakhardande, Amarnath Murugan, and Jayesh S Pillai
    In 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW) 2020
  3. Towards Avatars for Remote Communication using Mobile Augmented Reality
    Amarnath Murugan, Rishi Vanukuru, and Jayesh Pillai
    In 2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW) 2021