Spatial, Statistical and Morphological 3D Shape Analysis for Automatic and Interactive Computer Graphics Applications

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community


Prof. Tamy Boubekeur,
Computer Graphics Group,
LTCI, CNRS, Telecom ParisTech, Paris-Saclay University, Paris, France

Shape analysis takes many forms in computer graphics, and one can easily think there are as many analysis primitives as applications needing them. However, for certain classes of shape analysis methods, a single analysis primitive may be instrumental for a large number of different application scenarios. During this presentation, I will give an overview of our recent work on shape analysis for both automatic processing and interactive editing of 3D shapes in computer graphics. In particular, I will focus on three classes of analysis methods and present the Sphere-Mesh approximation model with its application to freeform deformation, the SimSelect system which exploits self-similarity in shapes to reduce repetitive editing tasks such as selection and the Point Morphology framework for automatic shape and topology filtering of point clouds. I will conclude with a few elements about our current work in this area.


Tamy Boubekeur is a Full Professor in Computer Science at LTCI, CNRS, Telecom ParisTech, Paris-Saclay University in Paris, France. His area of research is 3D computer graphics, with a particular interest in geometric, appearance and motion modeling and synthesis, as well as interactive and high performance 3D visual computing in general. From 2004 to 2007, he was a member of the INRIA Bordeaux, France, and a regular invited scientist at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bordeaux in 2007. Then, he joined TU Berlin as an Associate Researcher. In 2008, he joined the Department of Signal and Image Processing at Telecom ParisTech as an Associate Professor where he created the Computer Graphics Group. He received his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) in Computer Science from University Paris XI in 2012. He became Full Professor at Telecom ParisTech in 2013. Tamy has published a number of articles in top-ranked international conferences and journals in computer graphics and computer vision. He received several academic awards, including the Günter Enderle Award 2006 for his work on the volume-surface tree structure. He also acts as a scientific advisor for several companies and institutions. More information at

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