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!
Five GrUVi members, Ahmed, Oliver, Andrea, Torsten, and Richard, attended the Banff Workshop: Geometry for Anatomy. The focus of this workshop is the study of mathematical and computational geometric representations, processing, analysis, and visualization techniques of internal anatomical structures. The workshop is co-organized by SFU CS faculty Ghassan Hamarneh and Richard Zhang, as well as Steve Pizer from UNC.
"Tuner: Principled Parameter Finding for Image Segmentation Algorithms Using Visual Response Surface Exploration" by Thomas Torsney-Weir, Ahmed Saad, Steven Bergner, Torsten Möller, Britta Weber, Hans-Christian Hege, and Jean-Marc Verbavatz has been accepted to IEEE Vis 2011.