SGI Projects
MIT's Summer Geometry Initiative is an intensive introduction to concepts in the field of geometry processing. I had the opportunity to participate as a fellow in 2022, during which time I worked with researchers on three projects.
(Download Slides)Orienting Point Clouds
Michael Kazhdan  JHU, Tiago De Souza Fernandes, Anna Krokhine, Qi Zhang
Blog Post
 Deals with the classic problem of assigning normals to unoriented points in a set — older 3D scans may lack normal information

Twophase approach
 Local phase: points are clustered according to their knearest neighbors and oriented via fitting to an implicit surface representation

Global phase: assign signs to each clusters in a greedy fashion
 Try all 2^{c} combinations of clusters and see which one minimizes an alignment energy
 Merge one level up, then repeat until convergence
 Alignment energy of neighboring points: based on the average directional similarity when projected onto the other point's corresponding implicit surface
 We turn this into an energy based on signed clusters as follows:
 Development of new implicit surface representations
 Parabolic Fit (dualaxis parabola)
 "Associative" Fit (hybrid approach that compares two surface types, e.g. plane & unconstrained quadratic)
 Wedge Fit (preserves detail at sharp corners)
TextGuided Shape Assembly
Matheus Gadelha  Adobe Research, Tiago De Souza Fernandes, Bryan Dumond, Vivien van Veldhuizen
Blog Post
I❤️LA: Compilable Markdown for Linear Algebra
Yong Li  George Mason U., Yotam Gingold  George Mason U., Alec Jacobson  U. of Toronto, Bryan Dumond, Dimitry Kachkovski, Hannah Kaufman, Alejandro Pereira
OpenGL Widgets
Completed for CS 480, Computer Graphics at BU
Lighting Shader


"Vivarium" Simulation
