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Email: jacobson@cs.columbia.edu

Office: Schapiro Center, 530 W 120 St, Room 601, New York City

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Alec Jacobson
Mail Code 0401
500 West 120 St, Room 450
New York, NY 10027


Publications:

linear subspace skinning real-time deformation "Linear Subspace Design for Real-Time Shape Deformation"
Yu Wang, Alec Jacobson, Jernej Barbič, Ladislav Kavan
ACM SIGGRAPH 2015
Paper | Paper (low resolution) | Project Page
skinning cubic bezier splines and catmull clark subdivision surfaces "Skinning Cubic Bézier Splines and Catmull-Clark Subdivision Surfaces"
Songrun Liu, Alec Jacobson, Yotam Gingold
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2014
Paper | Paper (low resolution) | Project Page
topological noise removed from 3d scalar field "Fast and Memory-Efficient Topological Denoising of 2D and 3D Scalar Fields"
David Günther, Alec Jacobson, Jan Reininghaus, Hans-Peter Seidel, Olga Sorkine-Hornung, Tino Weinkauf
IEEE SciVis 2014
Paper | Paper (low resolution) | Project Page
an elephant controlled by a novel input device "Tangible and Modular Input Device for Character Articulation"
Alec Jacobson, Daniele Panozzo, Oliver Glauser, Cédric Pradalier, Otmar Hilliges, Olga Sorkine-Hornung
ACM SIGGRAPH 2014
Paper | Paper (low resolution) | E-tech abstract | Project Page
skinning course teaser thumbnail "Skinning: Real-time Shape Deformation"
Alec Jacobson, Zhigang Deng, Ladislav Kavan, J.P. Lewis
ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Course, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Invited Course, SGP 2015 Invited Course
skinning.org course page
libigl logo square "LIBIGL: A C++ Library for Geometry Processing without a Mesh Data Structure"
Daniele Panozzo and Alec Jacobson
Eurographics/ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Geometry Processing 2014 Graduate School
libigl on github | Course notes
bounded biharmonic weights
        in cacm "Bounded Biharmonic Weights for Real-Time Deformation"
Alec Jacobson, Ilya Baran, Jovan Popović, Olga Sorkine
Communications of the ACM 2014, Research Highlights
Paper | Preface by Joe Warren | 中国版 (translated by Kun Zhou) | Original Project Page
ink and ray teaser "Ink-and-Ray: Bas-Relief Meshes for Adding Global Illumination Effects to Hand-Drawn Characters"
Daniel Sýkora, Ladislav Kavan, Martin Čadík, Ondřej Jamriška, Alec Jacobson, Brian Whited, Maryann Simmons, Olga Sorkine-Hornung
ACM Transactions on Graphics 2014
Project Page | Paper | Paper (low resolution)
correcting facet orientations teaser "A Simple Method for Correcting Facet Orientations in Polygon Meshes Based on Ray Casting"
Kenshi Takayama, Alec Jacobson, Ladislav Kavan, Olga Sorkine-Hornung
Journal of Computer Graphics Tools 2014
Paper | Paper (low resolution)
consistently orienting facets teaser "Consistently Orienting Facets in Polygon Meshes by Minimizing the Dirichlet Energy of Generalized Winding Numbers"
Kenshi Takayama, Alec Jacobson, Ladislav Kavan, Olga Sorkine-Hornung
Technical Report 2014
Paper
schur complement trick teaser "Schur complement trick for positive semi-definite energies"
Alec Jacobson
Technical Report 2014
Paper
bijective coordinates teaser "Bijective mappings with generalized barycentric coordinates: a counterexample"
Alec Jacobson
Journal of Graphics Tools 2013
Paper | 2012 Technical Report
Self intersecting volumes "Consistent Volumetric Discretizations Inside Self-Intersecting Surfaces"
Leonardo Sacht, Alec Jacobson, Daniele Panozzo, Christian Schüller, Olga Sorkine-Hornung
Eurographics/ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Geometry Processing 2013
Project Page | Paper | Paper (low resolution)
thesis 2d
        cartoons "Algorithms and Interfaces for Real-Time Deformation of 2D and 3D Shapes"
Alec Jacobson
PhD Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2013
Thesis | Thesis (low resolution) | Slides | Slides (low resolution)
Eurographics Best PhD thesis 2014 ETH Medal for outstanding PhD Thesis
winding
        number big sig cat "Robust Inside-Outside Segmentation using Generalized Winding Numbers"
Alec Jacobson, Ladislav Kavan, Olga Sorkine-Hornung
ACM SIGGRAPH 2013
Project Page | Paper | Paper (low resolution) | Slides | Slides (low resolution)
transfusive image manipulation pugs "Transfusive Image Manipulation"
Kaan Yücer, Alec Jacobson, Alexander Hornung, Olga Sorkine
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2012
Project Page | Paper | Paper (low resolution)
monotonic
        cacti "Smooth Shape-Aware Functions with Controlled Extrema"
Alec Jacobson, Tino Weinkauf, Olga Sorkine
Eurographics/ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Geometry Processing 2012
Project Page | Paper | Paper (low resolution) | Slides | Slides (low resolution)
fast automatic skinning
        transformations armadillos "Fast Automatic Skinning Transformations"
Alec Jacobson, Ilya Baran, Ladislav Kavan, Jovan Popović, Olga Sorkine
ACM SIGGRAPH 2012
Project Page | Paper | Paper (low resolution) | Slides | Slides (low resolution)
image surface
        max schmeling "A Cotangent Laplacian for Images as Surfaces"
Alec Jacobson and Olga Sorkine
Technical Report, 2012
Subproject page | Paper
stretchable twistable
        bones beast "Stretchable and Twistable Bones for Skeletal Shape Deformation"
Alec Jacobson and Olga Sorkine
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2011
Project Page | Paper | Paper (low resolution) | Slides | Slides (low resolution)
bounded biharmonic weights
        alligator "Bounded Biharmonic Weights for Real-Time Deformation"
Alec Jacobson, Ilya Baran, Jovan Popović, Olga Sorkine
ACM SIGGRAPH 2011
Project Page | Paper | Paper (low resolution) | Slides | Slides (low resolution)
mixed
        finite elements apple "Mixed Finite Elements for Variational Surface Modeling"
Alec Jacobson, Elif Tosun, Olga Sorkine, Denis Zorin
Eurographics/ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Geometry Processing 2010
Project Page | Paper | Paper (low resolution) | Slides | Slides (low resolution)

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Teaching:
seminar Columbia University Seminar in Geometry and Animation - Spring 2015
seminar topics ETH Zurich Adv. Graphics and Vision - Fall 2013
computer graphics homework ETH Zurich Computer Graphics - Fall 2013 (TA)
ETH Zurich Computer Graphics - Fall 2012 (TA)
ETH Zurich Computer Graphics - Fall 2011 (TA)
cSplash latex course cSplash Introduction to LaTeX course, 2008, 2009

Other websites:
alec's weblog alecjacobson.com/weblog
alec jacobson self-portrait alecjacobson.com