Mark Luffel

a Ph.D. Student
at Georgia Tech
studying Computer Graphics
advised by Jarek Rossignac
Office: TSRB 229B


I'm creating new animation tools that provide sketch/multitouch-based interfaces and that build upon new shape and motion representations.

Other Interests

  • image/shape correspondence and warping
  • organic patterns and forms / generative art
  • user-interaction with optimization processes
  • polygonal mesh representations



  • I taught Computer Graphics (CS3451) in summer 2013.
  • I was a teacher's assistant for graduate-level Computer Graphics (Fall 2010 and 2011)

Industry Experience

  • INRIA Rhône-Alpes (Summer 2012)
    Visiting Researcher, designed and developed multitouch animation tools
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Summer 2011)
    Summer Student / Intern, developed compact mesh datastructures
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios (Summer 2010)
    R&D Intern, built animation tools, signed an NDA
  • Pardot, Appcelerator, and WeTheCitizens (2006-2009)
    Software Developer, made that Web 2.0 JavaScript/user-experience magic
  • ontoprise GmbH (Winter 2006)
    Intern, built knowledge engineering tools, learned German (almost)

Recent Classes and Projects

  • Computer Vision (Fall 2011)
  • Simulation of Biological Systems (Spring 2011)
  • Analog/Digital Design Computation (Spring 2011)
  • Laplacian Eigenvectors (project, Fall 2010)
  • Numerical Optimization (Fall 2010)
  • Advanced Image Synthesis (Spring 2010)
  • WAG (project, Spring 2010)
  • Human-Robot Interaction (Spring 2010)
  • Computer Graphics (Fall 2009)

Processing Applets