Sophie Jörg is an associate professor at Clemson University's School of Computing. Her research interests include character animation, motion perception, and virtual reality. She is fascinated by synthesizing motions for virtual characters and understanding their effects on the viewer. She has investigated different aspects of hand and finger motions such as capturing, analyzing, understanding, and automatically generating hand movements as well as using them for interaction. She holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin and was an intern at Disney Research, Pittsburgh and a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon’s Graphics Lab.