Caecilia first obtained a MAS degree in 2006 in Computer Graphics from EPFL and a PhD degree in Computer Science in 2010 from MIRALab – University of Geneva. She is the Co-Founder and current President & Research Director of Artanim, a center specialized in motion capture technologies, Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of Dreamscape Immersive, a leading VR company, and President of the National Thematic Network Virtual Switzerland. She is also Senior Lecturer at the Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, and Professor of Practice at the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Herberger Institute, Arizona State University.
Her interdisciplinary work focus on the use of motion capture for 3D animation, VR/AR, live performances, movement science, orthopedics and sports medicine. The results of her research have been published in over 100 international scientific articles, and awarded several prizes and distinctions (2009 Eurographics Medical 1st Prize, 2011 ISAKOS Achilles Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Award, 2014 CAOS Best Technical Paper Award, 2014 EFORT Best Poster Discussion, 2015 SIGGRAPH Finalist of the Immersive Realities (VR/AR) Contest, 2016 Laval Virtual Award, 2017 Swiss ICT Award Finalist, 2022 Great Economy Jury Prize).
She is one of the two creators of the award-winning and breakthrough VR technology leveraged by Dreamscape and Hollywood studios and talents to create the ultimate immersive experience for location-based entertainment, education and enterprise solutions.
Besides research and technology development, she is also the creator and director of immersive experiences, including Real Virtuality: Immersive Explorers, VR_I, Geneva 1850, Abord the Mayflower and The Clockwork Forest. Her VR work has notably been showcased at renowned film festivals such as Sundance New Frontier (2016, 2018), Cannes Film Festival (2016) and the Biennale di Venezia (2018).
Artanim is a leading center specialized in motion capture and virtual reality technologies. The non-profit foundation created in 2011 develops innovative and award-winning research and production activities.