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  Welcome to the Applied Geometry Lab webpage!

The Applied Geometry Lab at Caltech is located in Pasadena, California. We approach computations from a geometric standpoint in order to provide numerical tools that intrinsically respect key defining properties like symmetries and invariants. In particular, we focus on discrete differential modeling, i.e., the development of differential, yet readily-discretizable foundations of computations, with a wide spectrum of applications from discrete geometry processing to solid and fluid mechanics.

We work in close collaboration with Professor Yiying Tong's GiG group from MSU, Professor Jin Huang's group from Zhejiang University, Professor Victor Ostromoukhov and his collaborators (David Coeurjolly and Nicolas Bonneel) from CNRS/LIRIS, Lyon (France), Professor Xiaopei Liu from ShanghaiTech University, and Dr Pierre Alliez's TITANE group from Inria.

Our research is sponsored in large part by the National Science Foundation (CAREER, CARGO, CMMI, CPA G&V, ITR, EAGER, and ERC grants), the Department of Energy, the Okawa Foundation, and by gifts from HTC, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Intel, and Microsoft.

Recent updates:

As on January 1st 2021, the Applied Geometry Lab at Caltech goes on indefinite hiatus, moving its operations to France at Inria/X.
Desbrun has been elected ACM Fellow 2020. He is still in denial, and blame his students for it.
September 2020: Featured in Kàroly's two-minute papers series here, very nicely done!
August 2020: Python code for our parallel transport unfolding approach (isomap++) now available on Github.

Last change: Aug 10th, 2020 Under eternal construction. No trees have been injured in the making of this page.
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