Torsten will be giving the capstone talk at the EuroVis 2012 conference on "What is visualization". The conference will be held in Vienna, June 5-8. Our lab also has a paper on "Vismon: Facilitating Analysis of Trade-Offs, Uncertainty, and Sensitivity In Fisheries Management Decision Making" by Maryam.
On May 26, SFU hosts its university-wide open house, entertaining about 19,000 guests. Howard and Ibraheem represented the GrUVi lab and set up a booth at the ASB Attrium, showcasing their cool and interactive research projects on object stackabilization and detail-replicating shape stretching. Great work, guys!
Our paper on set evolution for 3D shape modeling is accepted to SIGGRAPH 2012. The full title of the paper is "Fit and Diverse: Set Evolution for Inspiring 3D Shape Galleries". It introduces set evolution as a means for creative 3D shape modeling. A short clip of the paper's video has been selected as part of the SIGGRAPH 2012 Technical Paper Video Trailer and one of the images in the paper has been selected to appear on the back cover of the conference proceedings.
Kevin and Eric, who visited the GrUVi lab for two years each, have both defended their theses and become Assistant Professors in National University of Defense University, China. Kevin's thesis on "Semantics Driven 3D Shape Analysis and Modeling" has won a Best Thesis Award at his university. Congrats to both!
Two papers co-authored by GrUVi lab members, Oliver and Richard, on "Unsupervised Co-Segmentation of a Set of Shapes via Descriptor-Space Spectral Clustering" and "Structure-Preserving Retargeting of Irregular 3D Architecture", have been accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2011, to be held in Hong Kong in December.
Hui Wang, a second-year Ph.D. student from Dalian University of Tech., China, is visiting the GrUVi lab starting from September for a year. Hui has worked on several problems on geometry processing prior to coming to GrUVi, including Laplacian surface editing and empirical mode decomposition (EMD) for meshes. He will be supervised by Dr. Zhang. Welcome, Hui!