Associate Professor of Computer Science
Joined department: Fall 2003
BS, Honors, Magna Cum Laude, Computer Science
Brown University (1991)
MS, Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1993)
PhD, Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1999)
Dr. Daniel G. Aliaga's research is primarily in the area of 3D computer graphics but overlaps with
computer vision and with visualization. He focuses on i) 3D urban modeling (developing novel 3D urban
acquisition methods, forward and inverse procedural modeling, and integration with urban design and
planning), ii) projector-camera systems (focusing on spatially-augmented reality and on appearance
editing of arbitrarily shaped and colored objects), and iii) 3D digital fabrication (creating novel
methods for digital manufacturing that embed into a physical object information for genuinity
detection, tamper detection, and multiple appearance generation). Dr. Aliaga has also performed
research in 3D reconstruction, image-based rendering, rendering acceleration, and camera design and
calibration. To date Prof. Aliaga has published over 80 peer reviewed publications and chaired and
served on numerous ACM and IEEE conference and workshop committees, including being a member of more
than 40 program committees, conference chair, papers chair, invited speaker, and invited panelist. In
addition, Dr. Aliaga has served on several NSF panels, is on the editorial board of Graphical Models,
Computer Graphics Forum, and is a member of ACM SIGGRAPH. His research has been whole or partially
funded by NSF, MTC, Microsoft Research, Google, and Adobe Inc.
D. Aliaga, Y. H. Yeung, A. Law, B. Sajadi, A. Majumder, "Fast High Resolution Appearance Editing
using Superimposed Projections", ACM Transactions on Graphics, 12 pages, 2012.
C. Vanegas, I. Garcia-Dorado, D. Aliaga, B. Benes, P. Waddell, "Inverse Design of Urban Procedural
Models", ACM Transactions on Graphics, 11 pages, 2012.
D. Aliaga, C. Vanegas, M. Lei, D. Niyogi, "Visualization-based Decision Tool for Urban Meteorological
Modeling", Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 12 pages, 2012.
Daniel Aliaga and Dongyan Xu, A Tablet-PC Based Teaching Platform for Portable Mixed-Reality
Concept, Microsoft Corporation, 11/21/2003.
Daniel Aliaga and Mikhail J. Atallah, RI: Small: A Computational Framework for Marking Physical
Objects against Counterfeiting and Tampering, National Science Foundation, 9/1/2009-8/31/2013.
Xiaohui Carol Song, Jacob R Carlson, Rao Govindaraju, Christoph M. Hoffmann, Devdutta Niyogi,
Indrajeet Chaubey, and Daniel Aliaga, INTEROP: A Community-based Drought Information Network for
Multidisciplinary Applications, National Science Foundation, 9/1/2008-8/31/2013.
Daniel Aliaga, Google, Google Inc., 1/6/2011.
Daniel Aliaga, III: Medium: Collaborative Research:Intergrating Behavioral and Geometrical and
Graphical Modeling to Simulate and Visualize Urban Areas, National Science Foundation,
Daniel Aliaga, STRONG Cities: Simulation Technologies for the Realization Of Next Generation
Cities, National Science Foundation, 9/15/2012-8/31/2015.
Daniel Aliaga and Bedrich Benes, Urban Simulation Visualization (for MTC/ABAG), University
of California - Berkeley, 12/1/2010-8/31/2013.
Last Updated: February 07, 2013 11:46am