Jian Chang

Dr Jian Chang

  • 01202 961881
  • jchang at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Associate Professor in Computer Animation
  • Tolpuddle House TA121, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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My research is concerned with various aspects of computer simulation and animation, where the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA), the No. 1 educational and research base for computer animation, hosted the related research. My research has focused on a number of topics relating to deformation and physically-based animation, geometric modelling, virtual surgery, character rigging and skinning (key techniques to animate a virtual agent) to address industry needs and create impacts. For instance, one of my main achievements of a mesh-free computation technique has contributed to effective animation content synthesis. I have over 13 years of rich experience of developing complex simulation models and tools to describe complex physical phenomena. I also have been contributing to the highly challenging tasks related to describing the non-linear physics like problems in car crash reconstruction.

My research has led to significant research income generation, including a number of awarded research grants, like several EU FP7 funded prestigious projects. I have been productive on dissemination of research outcomes, with over 40 peer reviewed publications that include international journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters. I have been a main contributor to the REF and fostered research collaborations among world-leading institutions across countries.

Journal Articles


  • Chang, J., Pan, J. and Zhang, J.J., 2009. Modelling Rod-like Flexible Biological Tissues for Medical Training. Modelling the physiological human : second 3D physiological human workshop, 3DPH 2009, Zermatt, Switzerland, November 29 - December 2, 2009, proceedings. Berlin: Springer.




  • Dr Inventor - Promoting Scientific Creativity by Utilising Web-based Research Objects (European Commission, 01 Jan 2014). Awarded
  • AniNex (EU-FP7-IRSES, 01 Jan 2014). Awarded
  • The International Travel Grant (TG091783) (The Royal Society, 01 Nov 2009). Awarded


  • PhD in Computer Graphics (Bournemouth University, 2007)
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