Mathieu Desbrun: Power duals for modeling and animation

Abstract: In this talk, I will present a series of recent works (some of them unpublished) that found unexpected applications to power diagrams (and more generally, power duals of triangulations), including image dithering, masonry design, and Lagrangian fluid simulation.

Mathieu Desbrun is the John W. & Herberta M. Miles Professor at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he is the head of the Computing & Mathematical Sciences department and the director of the Information Science and Technology initiative. He leads the Applied Geometry lab, focusing on discrete differential modeling—the development of differential, yet readily discretizable foundations for computational modeling—and a wide spectrum of applications, ranging from discrete geometry processing to solid and fluid mechanics and field theory. He is the recipient of an ACM SIGGRAPH New Significant Researcher award, and of a NSF CAREER award.