Supplemental Learning


The SIGGRAPH conference is here to support you with the resources and education you need. SIGGRAPH Now webinars offer computer graphics and interactive techniques expertise from past — and sometimes upcoming — conference presenters.


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Past Archives

11 July | 15 July | 18 July 2022, 12-1:30 pm PT


Register for a free SIGGRAPH Now three-part webinar series all about machine learning and neural networks. Rajesh Sharma (VP of Engineering, Spire Animation Studios) has designed three intermediate-level workshops for attendees to gain a strong understanding of the basic principles of machine learning and neural networks. Using a mix of theory and hands-on practice Rajesh will help you build intuition around several topics with easy to understand explanations and examples from some of the most commonly used algorithms and models including Autoencoders, CNN, GAN, and Transformers. Brought to you by SIGGRAPH University.

View the webinar schedule below.

Webinar Schedule

Monday, 11 July: Introduction, Colab Notebooks, Data Prep, Frameworks, Regression, First Neural Network

  • Introduction and Course Overview
  • What is Machine Learning, What are Neural Networks?
  • Framework for Learning: Theory, Intuition, Practice
  • Machine Learning Model vs Theoretical Model Example
  • Data: Example Housing Prices
  • Data Analysis
  • General Framework for ML development
  • Example: Linear Regression
  • Example: Regression with Neural Networks
  • Anatomy of a Neural Network
  • Theory: Loss Minimization, Gradient Descent
  • General Framework for training a Neural Network
  • Classification: Example: Flower Type Identification
  • Theory: Log Likelihood
  • Summary
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Friday, 15 July: AutoEncoders, Convolutional Neural Networks, Style Transfer, Transformers

  • Types of Neural Networks
  • Example: AutoEncoder, Application to Denoising
  • Example: Convolutional Neural Network
  • Example: Style Transfer
  • Example: Facial Recognition
  • Transformer, RNN
  • Example: Language Translation
  • Transfer Learning
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Monday, 18 July: Generative Models – Variational Auto Encoder, GAN, Diffusion

  • Distributions – Theory
  • Variational AutoEncoder
  • Latent Space Examination
  • Example: Generative Adversarial Network
  • Example: Diffusion Model
  • Other advances in Machine Learning, Large Scale Training
  • Ethical Issues in Machine Learning & AI
  • Summary and Next Steps for Additional Learning
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22 June 2022, 10 am Pacific Time

SIGGRAPH 2022 Immersive Pavilion Preview: Mixed Reality Collaboration for Complementary Working Styles

Join the team behind SIGGRAPH 2022 Immersive Pavilion selection “Mixed Reality Collaboration for Complementary Working Styles” for an in-depth panel discussion led by Derek Ham. The team from NYU Future Reality Lab / Courant Institute will share a behind-the-scenes look at this project that combines immersive VR, multitouch AR, real-time volumetric capture, robotically actuated tangible interfaces at multiple scales, spatial audio, and live coding in service of a human-centric way of collaborating. Learn all about this selection before experiencing it for yourself at SIGGRAPH 2022, 8-11 August, in Vancouver.

25 May 2022, 10 am Pacific Time


Lei Chen

Nayla Nassar

SIGGRAPH 2022 presents a discussion with this year’s Electronic Theater Best Student Project and Jury’s Choice award winners. Join us for a discussion with Nayla Nassar (“Yallah!”) and Lei Chen (“The End of War”) moderated by SIGGRAPH 2023 Electronic Theater Director Kalina Borkiewicz. Register now for a special preview of SIGGRAPH’s animation showcase.

27 April 2022, 11 am Pacific Time

Building the Metaverse: An Expert Discussion

Dan Burgar

Are we still in the early adopter stage of the metaverse? What have recent events taught us about where this tech is going?

Cathy Hackl

SIGGRAPH 2022 presents a discussion with Cathy Hackl (Futures Intelligence Group) and Dan Burgar (Frontier Collection) in which we’ll cover all things metaverse and its looming presence in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Join us for a moderated panel to expand your view of the metaverse and its potential.

Want more SIGGRAPH Now? Check out the playlist of past sessions on the ACM SIGGRAPH YouTube Channel.

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