About Kalina

Kalina is a senior scientific visualization programmer for the Advanced Visualization Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival juror

This year, I am one of 7 jurors for the prestigious SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival. This is a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards, meaning whoever we decide is the “Best in Show” winner gets an automatic Oscar nomination. I’m starting to watch entries today, it’s going to be a busy (and fun and amazing) week!

My ACM SIGGRAPH Conference Journey

Me in 2012: I wish I could go to SIGGRAPH someday, that would make me so happy.
Me in 2014: I can’t believe I’m actually attending SIGGRAPH!
Me in 2017: I can’t believe I’m actually teaching a course at SIGGRAPH!
Me in 2020: I can’t believe I’m actually a peer reviewer for SIGGRAPH!

2012 me would be so proud.