Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Boston University
I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Boston University and Director of the Shape Lab. My research is in the area of Computer Graphics, with a focus on topics in architectural geometry, computer-aided design, and 3D fabrication.
Before joining BU I was an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College where I co-founded the Visual Computing Lab. From 2011-2014 I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at ETH Zurich in the Interactive Geometry Lab with Olga Sorkine-Hornung, where I was supported by a Marie Curie/ETHZ Fellowship. I received my PhD (2012) from MIT, where I worked jointly in Computer Graphics and Building Technology studying structural optimization of 3D masonry buildings. My advisors were Frédo Durand and John Ochsendorf. I obtained my MSc (2006) in Computational Design from the MIT Department of Architecture, and BASc (2004) in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. My history also includes stints in R&D at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic, structural design with Halcrow Yolles engineering firm, and cultural heritage projects of Italian architecture with Sabry El-Hakim at the National Research Council of Canada.
Outside of the office I enjoy hiking, climbing, and playing the flute.
I am actively recruiting motivated individuals for the Master and PhD programs. If you are interested in research in Computer Graphics, especially in the areas of fabrication and architectural geometry you are encouraged to apply. This year's graduate program deadline is December 15. A summary of application requirements is provided on the BU CS website.
"3D Printing - The Physics of Objects"
Season 2 Episode 14
Advisors: John Ochsendorf & Frédo Durand