Dar'ya Guarnera received her PhD in computer science from Loughborough University. She obtained her Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Liverpool Hope University and first-class degree in Computer Science from Liverpool Hope University. In 2006 she received Student of the year award at graduation from Liverpool Community College in 3D modelling and texturing. She also obtained a BSc in Architecture from the Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Her interests includes 3D architectural visualisation, virtual material acquisition and visualisation and human perception.
Research interests include material appearance, virtual reality, human perception of colour and material, modelling and rendering of facial appearance, appearance transfer methods.
Dar'ya has published her work in several high ranking conferences and journals, such as SIGGRAPH/SIGGRAPH Asia, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Computer Graphics Forum, ACM Transaction on applied perception, Journal of Vision. Dar'ya has also co-authored a book on material appearance in Computer Graphics.
Dar'ya is a guest researcher at the University of Giessen (Germany), Department of Psychology. She regularly reviews for several conferences and journals in the field of Computer Graphics, such as ACM Siggraph and Elsevier Computer & Graphics. Dar'ya is currently serving as Publication Chair for the Colour and Visual Computing Symposium (CVCS 2022).