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Niloy J. Mitra

Professor of Geometry Processing
Virtual Env. and Computer Graphics
Dept. of Computer Science
University College London (UCL)

Dept. of Computer Science,
66-72 Gower Street, Room 5.05,
London WC1E 6BT,
United Kingdom.

+44 (0)20 3108 7115 (x57115)
+44 (0)20 7387 1397

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


3D geometry (e.g., point clouds, triangle soups, meshes) is now easy to acquire (e.g., using Microsoft Kinect), model (e.g., using Blender), or simply download from model repositories (e.g., Turbosquid, Trimble 3D Warehouse). Such low-level data, however, makes subsequent handling and processing difficult, and hinders efficient use of model collections. Hence, I focus on developing computational frameworks to extract high-level geometric abstractions from unorganized and heterogeneous 3D data.

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Niloy Mitra is a Professor of Geometry Processing in the Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL). Niloy received his MS (2002) and PhD (Sept. 2006) in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University under the guidance of Prof. Leonidas Guibas and Prof. Marc Levoy, and was a postdoctoral scholar with Prof. Helmut Pottmann at Technical University Vienna.

Niloy's research primarily centers around algorithmic issues in shape analysis and geometry processing. He is also interested in applying the analysis findings (e.g., relations, constraints, etc.) towards next generation design tools including smart shape synthesis and fabrication-aware functional model design.

Niloy received the 2013 ACM Siggraph Significant New Researcher Award for "his outstanding work in discovery and use of structure and function in 3D objects" (UCL press release) and the BCS Roger Needham award (BCS press release) in 2015. He received the ERC Starting Grant on SmartGeometry in 2013.

Professional Activities

Oct. 2015: VMV, Aachen
Sept. 2014: Parts and Attributes (co-located with ECCV), Zurich
Nov. 2013: CAD/Graphics, Hong Kong
July 2013: Symposium on Geometry Processing (SGP), Genova, Italy
Mar. 2012: RIVIC workshop, Cardiff, UK
Feb. 2011 (full talk): Trends in Mathematical Imaging and Surface Processing, Oberwolfach, Germany
Sept. 2010: Pacific Graphics, Hangzhou, China
June 2010: Curves and Surfaces, Avignon, France
Sept. 2009: NORDIA in conjuction with ICCV, Kyoto, Japan
Conference/course chair:
2016: SIGGRAPH Asia course chair
2014: Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG)
Papers chair:
2015: Pacific Graphics (PG) (cochaired with Jos Stam and Kun Xu)
2012: Symposium on Geometry Processing (SGP) (cochaired with Prof. Eitan Grinspun)
2011: Shape Modeling International (SMI) (cochaired with Prof. Olga Sorkine)
Associate editor:
since 2013: Computer Graphics Forum (CGF)
since 2012: ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)
since 2010: Visual Computer
2009 - 2013: Computers & Graphics

Hobbies and Interests

Check out what I am reading now: My shelf at GoodReads.
Rock climbing
Some older videos available off my YouTube page.
Cooking, traveling

Last revised: September, 2015.