CS-457 / 6 credits

Teacher: Pauly Mark

Language: English


Summary

This course will cover mathematical concepts and efficient numerical methods for geometric computing. We will develop and implement algorithms to simulate and optimize 2D and 3D geometric models with an emphasis towards computational design for digital fabrication.

Content

Keywords

geometry, simulation, shape optimization, digital fabrication

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

CS-328 : Numerical Methods for Visual Computing and ML

Important concepts to start the course

Undergraduate knowledge of linear algebra, calculus, and numerical methods; programming experience (e.g.
Python, C/C++, Java, Scala)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Model and formalize geometric shape design & optimization problems
  • Design and implement computational methods for shape processing, physics-based simulation, and numerical optimization based on discrete geometry representations
  • Apply geometric abstraction principles to reduce the complexity of shape optimization problems
  • Assess / Evaluate geometry processing algorithms for their suitability for specific digital fabrication technologies

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.

Teaching methods

Lectures, interactive demos, exercises, practical work sessions

Expected student activities

Attend and participate in lectures, study provided reading material, solve theory exercises and implementation homeworks, design and fabricate (with support) physical models

Assessment methods

Graded theory and implementation homeworks

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Geometric computing
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Geometric computing
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Geometric computing
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Geometric computing
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Geometric computing
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Geometric computing
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10    INF213
10-11    
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15INF213    
15-16    
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Friday, 9h - 12h: Lecture INF213

Monday, 14h - 16h: Exercise, TP INF213