Founded in 1989 and headed by the Professor Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, MIRALab teams up around 20 researchers coming from as many different fields as Computer Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Telecommunications, Architecture, Fashion Design, Cognitive Science, Haptics, Augmented Reality, etc. This truly interdisciplinary group works in the field of Computer Graphics, Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds. The group works under the aegis of the Centre Universitaire Informatique (CUI), University of Geneva in Switzerland.
MIRALab not only participates in numerous European and National projects but the team also produces displays for museums, galleries and has also worked for and with private companies. The group has generated over 450 papers and 40 books and has received many prizes and awards in different fields. Prof. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann has directed more than a dozen of PhD thesis. Former PhDs have become Professors in renown institutes such as the Indian Institute of Technology, the University of Zaghreb, the University of Utrecht, the University of Ottawa, Kaist in Korea, for example, or are working in renown companies like Electronic Arts and PDI/ Dreamworks in California, Samsung in Korea, IBM in Switzerland or BUF Compagnie in France, to mention just a few.