Fields of expertise
BiographyMark Pauly is a full professor at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL. Prior to joining EPFL, he was assistant professor at the CS department of ETH Zurich since April 2005. From August 2003 to March 2005 he was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, where he also held a position as visiting assistant professor during the summer of 2005. He received his Ph.D. degree (with distinction) in 2003 from ETH Zurich and his M.S. degree (with highest honors) in 1999 from TU Kaiserslautern. His research interests include computer graphics and animation, shape modeling and analysis, geometry processing, architectural geometry, and digital fabrication. He received the ETH medal for outstanding dissertation, was awarded the Eurographics Young Researcher Award in 2006 and the Eurographics Outstanding Technical Contributions Award in 2016.
CURRENT WORKResearch at the EPFL Geometric Computing Laboratory focuses on efficient representations, scalable data structures, and robust algorithms for digital 3D models. Our goal is to understand fundamental principles of geometric computing and leverage these insights to develop new algorithms and tools for 3D shape analysis, simulation, design, and fabrication. Our research explores the interface of several scientific disciplines, such as mathematics, computer science, materials science, and architecture to facilitate innovative computational design solutions for advanced manufacturing and construction.
Human circadian rhythms and urban density: celebrating the natural day-night cycleSBAU 2021 DATA Book; Seoul, South Korea: Seoul Metropolitan Government, 2021. p. 56-63.
A reprogrammable mechanical metamaterial with stable memoryNature. 2021-01-21. DOI : 10.1038/s41586-020-03123-5.
The Canopy Pavilion: A lightweight shading structure using a deployable auxetic linkage membrane2020. Advances in Architectural Geometry 2020 (AAG 2020), Online, April 26-29, 2021.
Method of encoding a 3d shape into a 2d surfaceUS2020151290 . 2020.
chi-Shell, a new spatial deployable lattice compared to traditional reticulated shells2019-01-01. 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International-Association-for-Shell-and-Spatial-Structures (IASS SYMPOSIUM) / 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures (STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES), Barcelona, SPAIN, Oct 07-10, 2019. p. 1932-1939.
Computational Design of Deployable Auxetic Shells2018. Advances in Architectural Geometry 2018 (AAG 2018), Gothenburg, Sweden, September 22-25, 2018.
DESIA: A General Framework for Designing Interlocking Assemblies2018-01-01. 11th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia (SA), Tokyo, JAPAN, Dec 04-07, 2018. p. 191.
Low-Dimensionality Calibration through Local Anisotropic Scaling for Robust Hand Model Personalization2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Venice, Italy, Octobre 22-29, 2017.
Double-layered timber plate shell. International Journal of Space StructuresInternational Journal of Space Structures. 2017-12-01. DOI : 10.1177/0266351117742853.
Design of a refractive surfaceUS10732405 ; PL2963464 ; EP2963464 ; US2017139204 ; HK1220011 ; HK1219781 ; EP2963464 ; WO2016000926 ; EP2963464 ; EP2963463 . 2017.
Online modeling for real-time facial animationUS11348299 ; EP3518184 ; US2020160582 ; US10586372 ; AU2014277220 ; CN110310349 ; EP3518184 ; CN105900144 ; US2019156549 ; EP3005302 ; US10192343 ; US2017301125 ; US9734617 ; US2016350958 ; CN105900144 ; US9378576 ; AU2014277220 ; EP3005302 ; US2014362091 ; WO2014195018 . 2016.
Exploratory Topology Modelling of Form-Active Hybrid Structures2016. International Symposium on Novel Structural Skins - Improving Sustainability and Efficiency through New Structural Textile Materials and Designs', u'International Symposium on Novel Structural Skins - Improving Sustainability and Efficiency through New Structural Textile Materials and Designs. p. 71-80. DOI : 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.008.
Advances in Architectural Geometry 20162016. Fifth edition of the AAG symposia.
ShapeOp - A Robust and Extensible Geometric Modelling Paradigm2015. Design Modelling Symposium 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 30 - October 2, 2015.
Interactive Architectural Modeling from Point Clouds2015
Robust Articulated-ICP for Real-Time Hand Tracking2015
Method of producing a reflective or refractive surfaceUS9576553 ; EP2711745 ; EP2711745 ; US2014071155 . 2014.
Semi-Supervised Facial Animation Retargeting2014
Photo-Realistic Real-time Face Rendering2011
Medial Axis Approximation of Planar Shapes from Union of Balls: A Simpler and more Robust Algorithm2007. p. 105-108.
Perspective accurate splatting2004. Proceedings - Graphics Interface, London, Ont, Canada. p. 247-254.
Teaching & PhD
Doctoral program in computer and communication sciences
Doctoral Program Digital Humanities
Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City