My name is Eduard Zell and I am a PhD student and research assistant at the Bielefeld Graphics and Geometry Group (Germany). Currently, I am researching on virtual faces and novel algorithms aiming at pushing boundaries of face perception experiments. In order to extend my knowledge on facial animation retargeting, I worked for three months at KAIST - Visual Media Lab (South Korea) in summer 2013. In March 2015 I won the 2nd place at the FameLab NRW and classified for German finals.

Back in 2010 I graduated with a degree in Computer Animation and Visual Effects (MSc) from the Bournemouth University (UK) where I extended my knowledge in rigging and shading. Additionally, I gained some industry experience in software development at Vizrt (Austria) and in content production at RTT - now 3DEXCITE (Germany). I am fluent in English, German and Russian and have a conversational knowledge of Spanish. For more details please have a look at my resume or my showreel.

If you are interested to get in touch with me, please do not hesitate to contact me at mail[at]

This is a short summary of my skills:

Advanced Intermediate
Programming/Scripting C++, OpenGL, OpenCL, GLSL, Qt CUDA, RenderMan SL, Mel, Python
Software Maya, SOFTIMAGE|XSI, GIMP 3ds Max, Blender, Nuke, Photoshop, Hairfarm
Drawing/Animation 3D animation stop-motion-animation, freehand drawing

Contact: mail[at]