I am a Professor in the College
of Computing at the Georgia
Institute of Technology. My research interests span Solid Modeling
and Interactive Graphics, with a primary focus on 3D Compression.
I primarily teach "3D Graphics Foundations" (CS6490) and
"Complexity Techniques for Graphics, Modeling, and Animation"
My contributions to 3D compression started
with the Topological
Surgery approach, invented and patented with Gabriel Taubin
at IBM. It provided the foundation of the current MPEG-4 standard
for 3D compression and has received an IBM award for the Best 1998
CS Paper co-authored by an IBM employee. The Edgebreaker
compression technique, which I developed at Georgia Tech and perfected
with Dr. Andrzej Szymczak and PhD student Davis King, has received
the Sigma Xi Award for the Best Paper published by a Georgia Tech
faculty in 1999. This research was supported by the NSF.
I was born in Poland and grew up in France.
I hold a Diplome d'Ingenieur from the ENSEM and a Maitrise in Mechanical
Engineering from the University of Nancy in France. I obtained a
PhD in E.E. from the University of Rochester, New York, where I
worked with Profs. Ari Requicha and Herb Voelcker on advanced Solid
Modeling techniques. I spent 11 years at IBM's
T.J. Watson Research Center, where, I was Senior Manager and
Strategist for Visualization, overseeing various research groups
and two IBM products: Data
Explorer and 3D
Interaction Accelerator. In August 1996, I joined Georgia Tech,
where I have served as the Director of the GVU Center until December
I have authored 78 technical papers and 17
patents, for which I received 8 Best Paper Awards and 5 Invention
Awards. I chaired 18 conferences, workshops, and technical program
committees. I served on the Editorial Boards of 7 professional journals,
on 46 technical Program Committees of international conferences
and workshops, on 5 NSF panels, and on 10 internal and 10 external
PhD committees. I Guest-Edited 8 special issues of professional
journals and gave 14 keynote or invited lectures at conferences.
I am member of the ACM/Siggraph and IEEE societies and have been
elected Fellow of the Eurographics Association.