Prof. Dr. Mark Pauly

Room: BC 348
Phone: +41 21 693 52 34
Email: mark.pauly@epfl.ch
Personal Webpage: lgg.epfl.ch

Short Bio

Mark Pauly is an associate professor at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL. Prior to joining EPFL, he was assistant professor at the CS department of ETH Zurich since April 2005. From August 2003 to March 2005 he was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, where he also held a position as visiting assistant professor during the summer of 2005. He received his Ph.D. degree (with distinction) in 2003 from ETH Zurich and his M.S. degree (with highest honors) in 1999 from TU Kaiserslautern. His research interests include computer graphics and animation, geometry processing, shape modeling and analysis, and computational geometry. He was recipient of a full-time scholarship of the German National Merit Foundation, received the ETH medal for outstanding dissertation, and was awarded the Eurographics Young Researcher Award in 2006.

Curriculum Vitae



Administrative Assistant:

Madeleine Robert

Room: BC 347
Phone: +41 21 693 75 21
Email: madeleine.robert@epfl.ch

Senior Researchers:

Dr. Yuliy Schwartzburg

Email: yuliy.schwartzburg@epfl.ch
Personal Webpage: chateaunoir.net
Research Topic(s): Computational Caustics, Architectural Geometry

Short Bio

Yuliy is a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL. He received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City in 2008 and his Ph.D. from EPFL in 2015. Between his Bachelors and Ph.D., he was a Fulbright Scholar in Japan. He has also done internships at Bloomberg in New York. His research interests include digital fabrication and computational caustic design.

Research Assistants:

Romain Testuz

Room: BC 350
Phone: +41 21 693 52 83
Email: romain.testuz@epfl.ch
Research Topic(s): Computational Caustics

Short Bio

Romain is a research assistant focusing on digital fabrication and Computational Caustics. He received his Master degree in computer science from EPFL in 2013.

PhD Students:

Sofien Bouaziz

Email: sofien.bouaziz@epfl.ch
Personal Webpage: lgg.epfl.ch/~bouaziz
Research Topic(s): Performance Capture

Short Bio

Sofien Bouaziz is a PhD student in the Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He received an MSc degree in Computer Science from EPFL in 2009 and completed his master thesis at the Imaging Group of Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, where he developed computer vision algorithms for car geolocalization in urban areas. After his graduation and before starting a PhD in 2010, he joined E-ON Software as an R&D software engineer where he developed robust geometry processing algorithms and worked on physical simulations of natural phenomena. His research interests include computer graphics, computer vision and machine learning. In 2012, Sofien co-founded Faceshift AG, a startup company which brings high-quality markerless facial motion capture to the consumer market.

Mario Deuss

Email: mario.deuss@epfl.ch
Personal Webpage: people.epfl.ch/mario.deuss
Research Topic(s): Architectural Geometry

Short Bio

After Mario contributed content and code to a number of graphical projects including movies and games during his studies, he shifted his focus towards novel methods for supporting designers and artists. He is now a PhD candidate, investigating fabrication-aware geometry processing and assembly. Besides these topics, Mario’s interests include Information Security and Numerical Optimization. Mario will defend in Summer 2015.

Minh Dang

Email: minh.dang@epfl.ch
Personal Webpage: nmdang.com
Research Topic(s): Computational Symmetry

Short Bio

Minh has been a PhD student at EPFL since 2010. Prior to that, he obtained his B.Eng. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Stefan Lienhard

Email: stefan.lienhard@epfl.ch
Personal Webpage: www.stefanlienhard.ch
Research Topic(s): Procedural Modeling, Computational Symmetry

Short Bio

Stefan received a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from ETH Zurich. During his studies, Stefan was also an exchange student at the University of Toronto (UofT) for two semesters and he did his Master's project at the Laboratory of Mathematics in Imaging (LMI) at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Stefan gained industry experience as an intern at Google, VirtaMed, and ESRI.

Alexandru – Eugen Ichim

Email: alexandru.ichim@epfl.ch
Personal Webpage: http://lgg.epfl.ch/~ichim/
Research Topic(s): Performance Capture

Anastasia Tkach

Email: anastasia.tkach@epfl.ch
Research Topic(s): Performance Capture

Short Bio

I received Bachelor’s degree at Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) and Master’s degree at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). At the same time I have gained industrial experience while interning at Google, Microsoft and Sony Research. I my doctoral studies I am focusing on the hand tracking problem. My goal is to combine machine learning and computer vision techniques to accurately estimate the pose of user’s hands from depth sensor data in real time.

Mina Konakovic

Email: mina.konakovic@epfl.ch

Short Bio

I am currently a PhD student in the Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory (LGG) at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) under the supervision of Prof. Mark Pauly. I received a master’s degree in Mathematics in 2014 and bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 2013, both from University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science Department. My research interests are mainly in the fields of computer graphics and computer vision.

Visiting PhD Students:

Deleuran Anders Holden

Email: anders.deleuran@epfl.ch
Personal Webpage: www.andersholdendeleuran.com
Research Topic(s): Architectural Geometry

Short Bio

Anders Holden Deleuran is a PhD fellow at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (KADK).

His PhD research project extends the interdisciplinary Sapere Aude funded “Complex Modelling in Architectural Design” project specifically investigating integrative development strategies for nonlinear computational design models. The project is developed in close collaboration with the Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory (LGG) at EPFL, Lausanne and the Konstruktives Entwerfen und Tragwerksplanung (KET) at UDK, Berlin.

He gained professional experience working for the international architecture practice Aedas as a computational design researcher within the R&D group. Here he developed and implemented a diverse range of computational design and analysis tools which were deployed in winning competition work, project commissions and in primary research for the EU funded FP7 project RIBS. Prior to this Anders worked as a research assistant at CITA working on numerous projects including collaborations with Mark Burry (SIAL/RMIT) and Philip Beesley Architects.

Anders furthermore has extensive tutoring experience through his positions at CITA and as an external lecturer at SIAL/RMIT, KTH Stockholm, TU Delft, IE University and Aalborg University. He received a M.Sc. Eng. in Architecture & Design from Aalborg University, Denmark and also completed the Advanced Design Visualisation course at Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden.

PhD Alumni:

Yuliy Schwartzburg

now Postdoctoral Scholar at EPFL

Duygu Ceylan

now Researcher at Adobe Research

Hao Li

now Professor at University of Southern California

Michael Eigensatz

now Software Engineer at Cyfex AG

Bálint Miklós

now Software Engineer at Google

Richard Keiser

now Head of Engineering at Vizrt

Postdoc Alumni:

Andrea Tagliasacchi

now Professor at University of Victoria

Bailin Deng

now Lecturer at University of Hull

Boris Neubert

now Professor at Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT)

Juyong Zhang

now Professor at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

Thibaut Weise

now CEO at faceshift AG

Brian Amberg

now CTO at faceshift AG

Hao Li

now Professor at University of Southern California

Camille Wormser

now Software Engineer at Google

Bob Sumner

now Associate Director at Disney Research