Students and Postdocs of Demetri Terzopoulos

I have had the privilege of advising and working with some incomparable graduate students and postdocs, and I am proud of the diversity of outstanding dissertations that my students have produced (linked below), among them several that won UCLA awards and one that won the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Current Postdocs and Researchers

Dr. Xiaowei Ding
Dr. Masaki Nakada

Current PhD Students

Ali Hatamizadeh *
Abdullah-Al-Zubaer Imran
Alan Litteneker
Garett Ridge
Tao Zhou

Graduated Doctoral Students

Tomer Weiss - "A constraint-based approach to crowd simulation and layout synthesis" (2018) UCLA CS
Masaki Nakada - "Deep learning of neuromuscular and sensorimotor control with biomimetic perception..." (2017) UCLA CS (Japanese Long-Term Study Abroad Scholar)
Noah Duncan - "...New computational tools for open-ended geometric design" (2017) UCLA CS
Eduardo Ribeiro Poyart - "Parallel, data-driven simulation and visualization of the heart" (2016) UCLA CS
Matthew Wang - "Simulation, stitching, and interaction techniques for large-scale ultrasound datasets" (2016) UCLA CS
Sharath Kumar Gopal - "Unified deterministic/statistical deformable models for cardiac image analysis" (2016) UCLA CS
Gergely Klár - "Simulation of granular media with the material point method" (2016) UCLA CS (Fullbright Fellow)
Xiaowei Ding - "Automated quantitative analysis of cardiac medical images" (2015) UCLA CS
Chenfanfu Jiang * - "The material point method for the physics-based simulation of solids and fluids" (2015) UCLA CS
Jingyi (Franklin) Fang - "The modeling and animation of myriapoda" (2015) UCLA CS
Wenjia Huang - "Door and doorway etiquette for virtual humans" (2014) UCLA CS
Jin Kyu Gahm - "Microstructural feature-based processing and analysis of diffusion tensor MRI" (2014) UCLA CS
Krešimir Petrinec - "Patient-specific interactive ultrasound image simulation with soft-tissue deformation" (2013) UCLA CS
Weiguang (Justin) Si - "Realistic simulation and control of human swimming and underwater movement" (2013) UCLA CS
William R. Hewlett II - "Creating a cognitive agent in a virtual world: Planning, navigation, and natural language generation" (2013) UCLA CS
Lap-Fai (Craig) Yu * - "Data-driven optimization for modeling in computer graphics and vision" (2013) UCLA CS
Gautam Prasad - "Brain mapping methods: Segmentation, registration, and connectivity analysis" (2013) UCLA CS
M. Alex O. Vasilescu - "A multilinear (tensor) algebraic framework for computer graphics, computer vision, and machine learning" (2009) UofT CS
Sung-Hee Lee * * - "Biomechanical modeling and control of the human body for computer animation" (2008) UCLA CS
Faisal Z. Qureshi - "Intelligent perception in virtual sensor networks and space robotics" (2007) UofT CS
Qinxin Yu - "A decision network framework for the behavioral animation of virtual humans" (2007) UofT CS (NSERC Postgraduate Scholar)
Wei Shao - "Animating autonomous pedestrians" (2006) NYU CS
Sageev Oore - "Digital marionette: Augmenting kinematics with physics for multi-track desktop performance animation" (2001) UofT CS
Petros Faloutsos - "Composable controllers for physics-based character animation" (2001) UofT CS
Tamer F. Rabie - "Animat vision: Active vision in artificial animals" (1999) UofT ECE
David L. Tonnesen - "Dynamically coupled particle systems for geometric modeling" (1998) UofT CS
Radek Grzeszczuk - "NeuroAnimator: Fast neural network emulation and control of physics-based models" (1998) UofT CS
Timothy J. McInerney - "Topologically adaptable deformable models for medical image analysis" (1997) UofT CS (NSERC Postgraduate Scholar)
Xiaoyuan Tu * - "Artificial animals for computer animation: Biomechanics, locomotion, perception, and behavior" (1996) UofT CS
Hong Qin - "D-NURBS: Dynamic non-uniform rational B-splines" (1995) UofT CS
Luiz Velho - "Piecewise descriptions of implicit surfaces and solids" (1994) UofT CS
Dimitris N. Metaxas - "Physics based modeling of nonrigid objects for vision and graphics" (1992) UofT CS

* ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award winner
* UCLA HSSEAS Edward K. Rice Outstanding Doctoral Student Award winner
* UCLA HSSEAS Edward K. Rice Outstanding Master's Student Award winner
* UCLA Computer Science Outstanding Graduating PhD Student Award winner
* UCLA Computer Science Outstanding Graduating MS Student Award winner
* Northrop Grumman Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award winner
* Cisco Outstanding Graduate Research Award winner

Graduated Master's Students

Kevin Huynh - "Solving the problem of whole-language simulation: A case study from Tongan loanword adaptation" (2018) UCLA CS
Xingjian Yan - "Fast and accurate self-supervised CNNs for affine and deformable lung registration" (2018) UCLA CS
Dan Fang - "MVFR: Multiple viewpoint face recognition" (2018) UCLA CS
Ziran Ling - "Deep learning for human biomechanical doodling" (2018) UCLA CS
Qi Qu - "See-Flower: Fine-grained flower image classification using deep transfer learning" (2018) UCLA CS
Taylor Caulfield - "YOLOTrainer: Automatic training set creation with distance information and object tracking" (2018) UCLA CS
Luna X. Li - "Predicting mobile handovers using domain knowledge independent models" (2018) UCLA CS
Therese Horey - "An augmented reality android application utilizing named data networking" (2018) UCLA CS
Zhihao Wu - "Pulmonary nodule detection via 3D convnets in Tensorflow" (2018) UCLA CS
Pranav Sodhani - "Face recognition using space variant sensors" (2017) UCLA CS
Theresa Tong - "Evolution of prey and predator behavior in a simulated environment" (2017) UCLA CS
Tonislav Ivanov - "Early prediction of viable blastocysts using automatically extracted embryo division timings" (2017) UCLA CS (Nat Def Sci & Eng Fellow)
Tianlin Chen - "The anxiety mitigator: Finding, classifying, and presenting helpful web-based articles" (2017) UCLA CS
Praveen Sundar Govindarajan - "Learning-based AI for autonomous combat games" (2016) UCLA CS
Yuxi Zhang - "Simulation of an ecosystem involving predators and prey" (2016) UCLA CS
Brian Kim - "Virtual keyboard: An alternative to physical keyboards with a touchless interface based on finger movements" (2016) UCLA CS
Huan-Sony Nguyen - "An implementation of ray tracing and path tracing" (2016) UCLA CS
Alan Ulfers Litteneker - "Virtual cinematography using optimization and temporal smoothing" (2016) UCLA CS
Eric Kim - "A part-based, multiresolution, tensorfaces approach to image-based facial verification" (2016) UCLA CS
Han Wang - "AcFR: Active face recognition using convolutional neural networks" (2016) UCLA CS
Ziqiang Shi - "Creating low-poly art the easy way" (2016) UCLA CS
Ali Kouhzadi - "A comprehensive study of the seminal Monte-Carlo-based image synthesis algorithms" (2016) UCLA CS
Timothy David Chan - "A self-calibrating zoom stereo system" (2015) UCLA CS
Sunny Suthar - "Crowd-sourced 3D reconstruction using uncalibrated stereo correspondence" (2015) UCLA CS
Zhinan Xu * - "Stereo visual odometry with windowed bundle adjustment" (2015) UCLA CS
Daniel Roshan Doolabh - "An object-oriented approach to Lindenmayer systems using recursion" (2015) UCLA CS
Justin Allan Bass - "DNA sequence alignment non-gap penalties and gains." (2015) UCLA CS
Nicholas Brett Marcott - "Digit detection using adaptive spline models" (2015) UCLA CS
Tianyuan Qin - "Dynamic destruction of geometry using Voronoi-based fracture patterns" (2015) UCLA CS
Jorge Ivan Munoz - "An autonomous motor-based biomechanical model of a salamander" (2014) UCLA CS
Dhavalkumar Suthar - "Simulating ants: Behavior modeling and pheromone-based communication" (2014) UCLA CS
Xiaolong Jiang - "Kinematic modeling and simulation for human reaching behaviors" (2014) UCLA CS
Andre Abrahamian - "Shallow water simulation for swimming creatures" (2014) UCLA CS
Jing Li - "Realistic water and complex scene rendering" (2014) UCLA EE
Vanna Bushong - "Facial feature detection for automatic head modeling" (2013) UCLA CS
Ming Gao - "FEM simulation of 3D deformable solids and collision handling" (2013) UCLA CS
Xinli Cai - "The development of VSIM: Triggering embedded resources and new features for 3D content management" (2013) UCLA CS
Alexander Rickett - "Position based cloth simulation" (2013) UCLA CS
Ali Gunes - "An implementation of separate human eye blink detection in real time using online templates" (2013) UCLA CS
Kevin Broom - "Real-time two-dimensional fluid dynamics using the CPU" (2013) UCLA CS
Matthew Wang - "Vision evolution: Adapting body and brain in a competitive virtual environment" (2012) UCLA CS
Konstantinos Sideris - "Parallelized Incomplete Poisson Preconditioned Cloth Simulation" (2012) UCLA CS
Alexander Lee - "Shopping mall site plan generation using simulated annealing" (2012) UCLA CS
Jason Au - "An L-system evolutionary algorithm for motion synthesis" (2012) UCLA CS
Damian Ancukiewicz - "GPU implementation of an exemplar-based image inpainting algorithm" (2012) UCLA CS
Joyce Kuo - "Making a splash: Rendering realistic water splashes in a swimming pool" (2012) UCLA CS
Miri Kim - "Generating door opening and entering motions for virtual humans" (2012) UCLA CS
Palash Agrawal - "Internet services for collaborative data sharing (ISCDS)" (2012) UCLA CS
Wilson Yan - "Biomechanical simulation of the human hand and forearm" (2012) UCLA CS
Chenfanfu Jiang - "Simulation of elastic solids with efficient self-collision handling" (2012) UCLA CS
Ankit Arora - "Data-driven locomotion of virtual humans in the unity game development tool" (2011) UCLA CS
Jasleen Singh - "A framework for non-photorealistic 2D animation" (2011) UCLA CS
Michael Au-Yeung - "Real-time photometric stereo using a computer screen" (2011) UCLA CS
Xiao Lei - "Multi-layer construction of KD-trees for dynamic ray tracing" (2011) UCLA CS
Gautam Prasad - "Segmentation of brain MR images using a PCA atlas and nonrigid registration" (2010) UCLA CS
Krešimir Petrinec - "Ultrasound trainer: Data acquisition, volume reconstruction, simulation and visualization" (2012) UCLA CS
Thomas Wolfley - "Genetic programming for image compression" (2010) UCLA CS
Kangwon Lee - "The simulation of swarm behavior in ant colonies" (2009) UCLA CS
Michelle Fang - "Playing animation under time and space constraints in a virtual world" (2009) UCLA CS
Sean Thompson - "Interactive image-source techniques for virtual acoustics" (2002) UofT CS (NSERC Postgraduate Scholar)
Howard Zhang - "Physics-based muscle effects for real-time character animation" (2002) UofT CS
Grigore Pintilie - "Interactive cutting of surface meshes for computer-aided surgical planning" (2001) UofT CS (NSERC Postgraduate Scholar)
Stewart Andrews - "Interactive generation of feature curves on surfaces: A minimal path approach" (2000) UofT CS
Faisal Z. Qureshi - "Constructing anatomically accurate face models using computed tomography and cyberware data" (2000) UofT CS
Qinxin Yu - "Synthetic motion capture for real-time virtual worlds" (1998) UofT CS (NSERC Postgraduate Scholar)
Petros Faloutsos - "Physics-based animation and control of flexible characters" (1995) UofT CS
Radek Grzeszczuk - "Automatic learning of muscle-based locomotion through control abstraction" (1994) UofT CS
Yuencheng Lee - "Construction and animation of functional facial models from range/reflectance data" (1993) UofT CS
Timothy J. McInerney - "Finite element techniques for fitting deformable models to 3D data" (1992) UofT CS (NSERC Postgraduate Scholar)

Graduated Bachelor's Students

Emily Whiting - "Realism in 3D virtual spaces: Improving texture quality ... through application of HDR imagery" (2004) UofT Eng. Sci.
Desmond Rivet - "Human animats and active vision systems in realistic 3D virtual worlds" (2001) UofT Eng. Sci.
Daniel Horner - "A practical framework for the extraction and visualization of slices from volumentric data" (1998) UofT Eng. Sci.
Charlton Wang - "Implementation of the live wire technique for the segmentation of medical images" (1998) UofT Eng. Sci.
Kristin Hofstee - "Simulation of diffusion in 3D virtual worlds" (1997) UofT Eng. Sci.
Oliver Bengtsson - "Computational biological model of the physiology and behavior of aquatic animals" (1995) UofT Eng. Sci.

Former Postdoctoral Scholars, Fellows, and Research Scientists

Theodore F. Gast - Postdoctoral Scholar (2017–18) UCLA Math/CS
Chenfanfu Jiang - Postdoctoral Scholar (2015–17) UCLA CS/Math
Antonio Roque - CIA Postdoctoral Fellow (2010–12) UCLA CS
M. Alex O. Vasilescu - Research Scientist (2009–13) UCLA CS (2001–05) NYU CS
Eftychios Sifakis - Postdoctoral Scholar (2007–10) UCLA CS/Math
Sung-Hee Lee - Postdoctoral Scholar (2008–09) UCLA CS
Jinho Park - Korea Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (2008–09) UCLA CS
Tatsuo Yotsukura - Postdoctoral Scholar (2006–07) UCLA CS
Jinwook Kim - Postdoctoral Fellow (2005–06) UCLA CS, NYU CS
Mauricio Plaza-Villegas - Research Scientist (2003–04) NYU CS
Jared M. Silver - Research Scientist (2003–04) NYU CS
Yuencheng Lee - Research Scientist (2001–03) NYU CS
Ghassan Hamarneh - Postgraduate Scholar (2000–01) UofT CS
Michel Pitermann - Postdoctoral Scholar (1998–00) UofT CS & Queens U
Jacques-Olivier Lachaud - Lavoisier Fellow (1998–99) UofT CS
Tamer F. Rabie - Postdoctoral Scholar (1999–99) UofT CS
Timothy J. McInerney - NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow (1998–99) UofT CS
Jorge C. Lucero - Postdoctoral Scholar (1996–97) UofT CS & Queens U
Paul Fieguth - NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow (1996–96) UofT CS

Demetri Terzopoulos