Lena Gieseke is a professor of Visual Media Technologies / Technical Direction at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in the 2016 established M.A. Creative Technologies program and as its dean responsible for developing the curriculum.
She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Stuttgart as a member of the Visual Computing group in the Department of Computer Science with the dissertation Control mechanisms for the procedural generation of visual pattern designs. Her research in the field of computer graphics is published in a number of peer-reviewed journals. From 2012-2015 she held a scholarship of the Digital Media doctoral program. In 2015, Lena Gieseke spent four months as a visiting researcher at Adobe Research in San Jose, USA. Her collaboration with Adobe led to the US Patent Interactive generation of procedural ornaments.
Before returning to academia in 2012, Lena Gieseke worked for several years as software developer and 3D artist in the visual effects and 3D computer animation industry. Her animation A 3D Exploration of Picasso’s Guernica has been screened internationally, for example at the animation festival of the Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria.