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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:

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 Courses
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)
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 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