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Geometric computing and graphics

Our group explores the design, capture, analysis and optimisation of 3D models and data, and their applications in computer graphics and other domains.

We live in a three-dimensional world. Modelling and processing 3D information is an important task in computer graphics and many other fields such as science, engineering, and architecture. The group works on fundamental techniques for 3D geometry processing including acquisition, registration, segmentation, optimisation, as well their real-world applications.  

The group collaborates with the Welsh School of Architecture on the research and education of Computational Methods in Architecture.

Aims

  • Attracting PhD students and research funding
  • Facilitating cooperation with research groups and organisations outside the School of Computer Science and Informatics

Our research deals with two broad areas:

3D modelling and geometry processing techniques:

  • 3D acquisition
  • 3D reconstruction
  • surface parameterisation
  • shape registration
  • shape analysis
  • 3D shape retrieval and indexing
  • data-driven modelling
  • procedural generation
  • numerical optimisation
  • mesh processing.

Applications of geometric computing:

  • 3D printing
  • CNC machining
  • virtual and augmented reality
  • reverse engineering
  • robotics
  • architectural design
  • computer animation.

Selected publications

Project name: Deep Representations for Analysis and Reconstruction of 3D Shapes with Complex Structure and Rich Details
Funded by: Royal Society
Principal Investigator: Yukun Lai

Project name: Perceptual shape optimisation for 3D printing
Funded by: Royal Society
Principal Investigator: Yukun Lai

Project name: Computing canonical forms from collections of 3D models
Funded by: Royal Society
Principal Investigator: Paul Rosin

Project name: Efficient multi-resolution design for constraint-based modelling
Funded by: Royal Society
Principal Investigator: Bailin Deng

Lead researcher

Dr Bailin Deng

Dr Bailin Deng

Lecturer

Email
dengb3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4591

Academic staff

Dr Padraig Corcoran

Dr Padraig Corcoran

Director, Data Science Academy
Senior Lecturer

Email
corcoranp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6996
Professor Yukun Lai

Professor Yukun Lai

Director of Research

Email
laiy4@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6353
Dr Frank Langbein

Dr Frank Langbein

Senior Lecturer

Email
langbeinfc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 0110
Professor David Marshall

Professor David Marshall

Professor of Computer Vision

Email
marshallad@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5318
Professor Paul Rosin

Professor Paul Rosin

Professor of Computer Vision

Email
rosinpl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5585
Dr Kirill Sidorov

Dr Kirill Sidorov

Lecturer

Email
sidorovk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6925
Dr Xianfang Sun

Dr Xianfang Sun

Senior Lecturer

Email
sunx2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9355
Dr Jing Wu

Dr Jing Wu

Lecturer

Email
wuj11@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)2920 688810

Seminars from members and visitors are presented at the Visual computing research seminar series.