Yannick Thiel
Dynamic Graphics Project,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Toronto

Bahen Centre, Room 5205
40 St. George Street,
Toronto, ON. M5S 2E4, Canada.

About Me

I am a M.Sc. student who graduated under the supervision of Karan Singh. Prior to attending graduate school, I completed a B.Sc. with a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science at McGill University. During my 2nd and 3rd undergraduate year, I worked on Mammoth with Professor Jörg Kienzle.

During my 3rd and 4th year of my undergraduate degree, I worked with a (at the time) small startup named : Brilig LLC, alongside Dave Renouf. I have also worked for a year at EA Mobile.

Although the gist of it has been detailed here, you can also obtain my full CV.


I am interested in creating software solutions which assist artists and amateur users in the creative process. I am presently working on Elasticurves, a 2D dynamics-based sketching aid.

The Elasticurve project page can be found here.


CSC108 Introduction to Computer Programming (Fall 2009)
CSC148 Introduction to Computer Science (Winter 2010)
CSC108 Introduction to Computer Programming (Fall 2010)

Graduate Courses I have taken

CSC2104 Formal Methods of Software Design with Professor E.C.R. Hehner (Fall 2009)
CSC2503 Foundation of Computer Vision with Professors Allan Jepson and David Fleet (Fall 2009)
CSC2521 Topics in Computer Graphics: Sketching: Interaction, Modeling and Perception with Professor Karan Singh (Winter 2010)
(No Credit) CSC2522 Advanced Image Synthesis with Professor Eugene Fiume (Winter 2010)
CSC2401 Introduction to Computational Complexity with Professor Stephen Cook (Fall 2010)

Things that I like that don't involve my brain...

I enjoy video games, movies, music, poker...and almost everything else. It is actually rare that I don't like something. I broke my nose playing basketball once. I did not like that. Additionally, I rock-climb and play soccer (although I haven't done either in a while...).

I also swam competitively up until the age of 17, and until shown otherwise, I maintain that I am the world's fastest computer scientist in water (email if you wish to challenge me).