C. Karen Liu is an associate professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Liu's research interests are in computer graphics, animation, and robotics. She develops computational models of human and animal motion and applies them to build tools to facilitate scientists, engineers and artists to model, simulate and design natural motion. Liu received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and was named among the "Young Innovators Under 35" by MIT Technology Review. In 2012, Liu received the ACM SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award for her contribution in the field of computer graphics. Liu is affiliated with the GVU Center and Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines. She received her doctorate in computer science from the University of Washington.