GrUVi alumni, Oliver van Kaick, who completed his Ph.D. in 2011 under Richard Zhang, will take up a faculty position at the School of Computer Science, Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. After graduatation, Oliver spent a year as a MITACS Elevate postdoc, and then was awared an Azrieli Fellowship to do his postdoc at Tel Aviv University, under Prof. Daniel Cohen-Or.
Jaime returns to academia after 10 years of experience in a wide variety of functions, both in Mexico and the United States. Jaime's experience includes entrepreneurship in the fine jewelry industry, and wishes to draw from his experiences in this sector as a source of inspiration for research in Geometric Modeling and Processing.
Chris Chen, the visiting student from National University of Defence Technology (NUDT), heads back to China after having spent a wonderful year at GrUVi. As he leaves, we welcome Bhavesh Gupta, a new Masters student in the GrUVi lab. Bhavesh pursued his undergraduate studies from India. Before joining GrUVi, he spent some time at Texas A&M. He's passionate about music, and likes playing the guitar.
Prof. Brian Barsky from UC Berkeley visited the lab and gave a talk on vision realistic rendering. Vision-realistic rendering (VRR) is the computer generation of synthetic images to simulate a subject's vision, by incorporating the characteristics of a particular individual™s entire optical system. For details of the talk plese check http://gruvi.cs.sfu.ca/events/speaker-brian-barsky