Etienne Corman, Carnegie Mellon University
Functional Characterization of Deformation Fields
Abstract: This talk presents a novel representation for deformation fields of 3D shapes, by considering the induced changes in the underlying metric. In particular, our approach allows to represent a deformation field in a coordinate-free way as a linear operator acting on real-valued functions defined on the shape. This opens the door to a wide variety of applications such as explicitly adding extrinsic information into the computation of functional maps, intrinsic shape symmetrization and coordinate-free deformation transfer without requiring pointwise correspondences.
Bio: Etienne Corman is currently a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University. He completed his PhD in applied mathematic at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. While pursuing his Master's Degree, he spent three months as a research assistant in Hong-Kong working on an optimization algorithm. Determine to travel around the world, he started working on geometry processing and conveniently collaborated with great researchers at Stanford and MIT.