Daniel G. Aliaga is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. Dr. Aliaga's research is primarily in the area of 3D computer graphics but overlaps with visualization and with computer vision. His research focuses on i) 3D urban modeling, ii) projector-camera systems, and iii) 3D digital fabrication. In addition, he has designed several complete experimental research systems, and has worked in collaboration with Bell Labs, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To date, Prof. Aliaga has published over 65 peer reviewed publications and chaired and served on numerous ACM and IEEE conference and workshop committees, including being member of 35 program committees, conference chair, papers chair, and NSF panelist. Dr. Aliaga is on the editorial board of Graphical Models, and is a member of ACM SIGGRAPH. His research has been whole or partially funded by NSF, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Microsoft, Google, and Adobe.
Bedrich Benes is an Associate Professor and Assistant Head of Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University and Purdue University Faculty Scholar. His research is primarily in the areas of procedural modeling, simulation of natural phenomena, and real-time rendering. He has developed novel techniques for simulation of plant development on small and large scales, techniques for erosion and material changes used in photorealistic rendering. He has contributed to the area of procedural modeling by developing algorithms for inverse procedural modeling and by increasing controllability of procedural models by guided procedural modeling. To date he has published over 50 peer reviewed publications, worked on the IPC of numerous ACM and IEEE conferences and journals. He has also worked as an IPC of Eurographics. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, Adobe Inc, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and USDA-HECG. Dr. Benes is a director of HPCG Lab and Purdue CUDA Teaching Center.
Current Graduate Students
Michel Abdul-Massih is a Ph.D. student of the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University and a Research Assistant in the High Performance Computer Graphics Lab. His main area of research is simulation and rendering of virtual ecosystems in urban environments. He obtained his Bachelor in Computer Engineering at Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico City and his master’s degree in Computer Science at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Ilke is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University and a research assistant at Purdue’s Computer Graphics and Visualization Lab. Her research interests lie in the fields of computer vision, 3D urban reconstruction, and interactive computer graphics. She obtained her B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University (Turkey) in 2010 with a minor in Electrics and Electronics Engineering. Starting her research carrier in KOVAN Robotics Lab (Turkey), she has also served as the student system admin of the department for 2.5 years, and did a software engineering internship at Havelsan Inc.
Ignacio Garcia-Dorado is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. He obtained his M.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Lund Technical University (Sweden) and his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain). His research focuses in 3D urban modeling and reconstruction. He was awarded with a Fulbright scholarship to pursue his PhD. studies. He worked in the European Space Agency (Netherlands) as a software engineer and as a research assistant at McGill University (Canada).
Carlos Vanegas is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University (USA) and a Research Assistant at Purdue’s Computer Graphics and Visualization Lab under supervision of Prof. Daniel Aliaga. His research is focused on concurrent behavioral and geometric methods for fast design and editing of 3D urban models. He has published 12 peer reviewed papers, 7 of them in urban modeling. Carlos obtained his B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from EAFIT University (Colombia) in 2007. During his doctoral studies, he has been an academic guest at the Chair for Information Architecture at ETH Zürich, an intern software engineer at ESRI Procedural Inc (Switzerland), and a collaborator in research projects with the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley (USA).
Innfarn Yoo is a M.S. student and a research assistant of the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University. His research subjects are photo-realistic and real-time rendering, character animation, and optimization. He obtained his bachelor degree in Mathematics at Konkuk University in South Korea. Innfarn also worked at several game companies as a senior researcher and a software engineer.
B.S. in CGT, 2011
M.S. in Computer Science, 2005
B.S. in Computer Science, 2011
B.S. in Computer Science, 2009