Two papers accepted to SIGGRAPH 2018

Adriana Schulz, who recently defended her PhD thesis in our group, will present her work Interactive Exploration of Design Trade-Offs at SIGGRAPH 2018. In this paper, Adriana and her coauthors presented a new method to interactively explore the Pareto front in the performance space of a design problem. This is joint work with Professor Eitan Grinspun at Columbia University and Professor Justin Solomon at MIT CSAIL.

Yagiz Aksoy, a former visiting student in our group, will present his latest work Semantic Soft Segmentation at SIGGRAPH 2018. In this work, they introduced semantic soft segments, a set of layers that correspond to semantically meaningful regions in an image with accurate soft transitions between different objects. This is joint work with Sylvain Paris at Adobe Research and Professor Marc Pollefeys at ETH Zurich.

Congratulations to them and looking forward to their presentations at SIGGRAPH!

Congratulations to Dr. Schulz!

Our PhD student Adriana Schulz is now Dr. Schulz. Dr. Schulz successfully defended her thesis, "Computational Design for the Next Manufacturing Revolution" yesterday. Congratulations!

Petr Kellnhofer won Eurographics Annual Award for Best PhD Thesis

Our postdoctoral researcher Petr Kellnhofer received this year's Eurographics Annual Award for Best PhD Thesis for his strong technical contribution in perceptual modeling for stereoscopic 3D by running dedicated perceptual studies, deriving new perceptual models from his findings, and integrating these models in computer graphics algorithms. Congratulations!

James Minor received NSERC Scholarship

Our Ph.D. student James Minor was recently awarded the NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) postgraduate scholarship for his academic excellence, research ability, and leadership abilities. This prestigious and highly competitive scholarship will support James financially for the next two years. Congratulations to James!

AutoSaw in the news!

AutoSaw, a robotic carpenter developed in Adriana Schulz's latest ICRA paper Robot Assisted Carpentry for Mass Customization, has attracted a lot of media attention from MIT News, BBC NewsNew Atlas, cnet, Designboom, BGR, engadget, Popular Mechanics, The Verge, Business Insider Australia, Inverse, Science Daily, IEEE Spectrum, New Atlas, Electronics360, and many more!

Melina Skouras joins Inria in December

After spending two wonderful years in our group as a Postdoctoral researcher, Melina Skouras is joining the IMAGINE team at Inria Grenoble as a tenured research scientist in December. Melina has helped many of us in various research projects with her knowledge and expertise. Congratulations to Melina on her next move in career!

Congratulations to Dr. Chen!

Our very own Desai Chen successfully defended his PhD thesis Multiscale Methods for Fabrication Design this afternoon. His thesis committee members are Professor Wojciech MatusikProfessor Justin Solomon, and Professor Markus J. Buehler. Congratulations to Dr. Chen, and wish him the best of luck for everything in the future!

One paper accepted at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017

Congratulations to Liang Shi on his newly accepted paper Near-eye Light Field Holographic Rendering with Spherical Waves for Wide Field of View Interactive 3D Computer Graphics at SIGGRAPH Asia this year! In this paper Liang and his colleagues at Nvidia present a light field-based CGH rendering pipeline allowing for reproduction of high-definition 3D scenes with continuous depth and support of intra-pupil view-dependent occlusion. Want to learn more? Please check out their project page and this cool video!

3D-printed self-folding electronics on MIT front page!

Subramanian Sundaram's recent work 3D-printed self-folding electronics was selected as Today's spotlight on MIT front page this morning! In this paper, Subra and his colleagues built a prototype self-folding printable device that includes electrical leads and a polymer “pixel” that changes from transparent to opaque when a voltage is applied to it. Check out this video to learn more about this tiny and cute self-folding robot!

New PhD student joining our group

We are pleased to announce that Yuanming Hu is joining our group as a PhD student starting from September 2017. Yuanming obtained his Bachelor's in Computer Science from Yao class at Tsinghua University. His research interests include physics-based simulation and rendering, as well as many other topics in computer graphics. Yuanming is also the author of Taichi, a popular open-source computer graphics software that implements more than 40 Siggraph/ToG papers. Welcome!