Speaker: Professor Ligang Liu, Graphics & Geometric Computing Laboratory, University of Science and Technology China

Friday April 13th, 2pm, in BC 420
Title: Fabrication-aware Geometric Design and Optimization

3D printers have become popular in recent years and enable fabrication of custom objects for home users. The promise of moving creations from a virtual space into reality is truly tantalizing, and its applications go far beyond basic manufacturing and rapid prototyping. However, many obstacles remain for 3D printing to be practical and commonplace. In this talk, I will give an overview on our recent works on geometric modeling and processing for 3D printing applications.

Ligang Liu is a professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China. He received his B.Sc. (1996) and his Ph.D. (2001) from Zhejiang University, China. Between 2001 and 2004, he worked at Microsoft Research Asia. He paid an academic visit to Harvard University during 2009 and 2011. His research interests include digital geometric processing, computer graphics, and image processing. He serves as the associated editors for journals of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Computer Graphics Forum, Computer Aided Geometric Design, and Computer&Graphics. He served as the conference co-chair of GMP 2017 and the program co-chairs of GMP 2018, CAD/Graphics 2017, CVM 2016, SGP 2015, and SPM 2014. His research works could be found at his research website: http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~lgliu