Welcome to you, and also welcome to me! I’ve recently landed at the University of Toronto, where I’ve joined the dynamics graphics project in the Department of Computer Science (I’m also have a cross-appointment in the Department of Mathematics). After spending 16 wonderful years as the director of the Graphics Group at Columbia University, I’m super-excited to be joining the amazing team of students, postdocs, staff, and faculty at U of T! I’m building up my group here, so if you are interested in academic research, I’d love to hear from you!
Recruiting new graduate students! If you think we might be a good match, please apply using the Department of Computer Science submission system. Make sure to mention my name in your Statement of Purpose, and check the box on the application questionnaire. I’m excited to review your application! I myself have a unique background, and am open to working with students from all kinds of backgrounds. I have a particular passion for geometry, physics, and creative applications, but in reality I’ve worked on all kinds of projects with all kinds of students.
I’m also interested in supervising students in the Department of Mathematics. If you’ve joined U of T, please reach out to me and let’s talk.
Why did I move to the University of Toronto? Canada is an amazing, welcoming country, Toronto is a dynamic place to live and study, offering the perfect combination of metropolitan life (truly anyone’s interests have a home here) and easy access to beautiful nature, the University of Toronto is one of the best in the world, and the Dynamic Graphics Project in the Department of Computer Science is a wonderful place to learn and conduct research. Here at U of T I’m already collaborating with Alec Jacobson, David Levin, and Karan Singh, and I’ve started co-supervising Ilene Lu, Otman Benchekroun, and Farhad Javid, three of our newest students at the DGP!
One of our students, Towaki Takikawa, has written a really good piece about studying in Canada, check it out!
If you are interested in collaborating, reach out to me. And if you’d like to know a bit more about my research, check out my website at Columbia University and the new research page I’m setting up here.