Supported by a recently awarded NSERC Michael Smith Study Supplement, Andrea will be visiting the GEOMETRICA group in Sophia-Antipolis for the period Sep.2012--Feb.2013. He will be working within Pierre Alliez's group, applying Optimal Transport theory to tackle problems in robust surface reconstruction.
Usman successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on July 16 on "DATA PROCESSING ON THE BODY-CENTERED CUBIC LATTICE".
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Our paper on mean curvature skeletons is accepted to SGP 2012. The paper, titled "Mean Curvature Skeletons", describes a skeleton extraction approch via mean curvature flow. This method effienctly produce smoother and more medial curve skeletons than the prior state-of-the-art contraction method. The paper and source code are available from the project page.
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.