The Computation, Appearance and Manufacturing group focuses on inventing new computational tools that release the full potential of advanced manufacturing processes, such as additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing). With the immense growth of the manufacturing hardware in resolution, scale and speed, the algorithm complexity increases even more dramatically. We therefore aim at developing hardware-aware, scalable algorithms for advanced manufacturing.
The group has a particular interest in visual appearance of objects and strives for better algorithms that help creating products with novel and useful appearance characteristics using advanced manufacturing tools. The computational methods used by the group are largely inspired by a range of disciplines, from computer graphics and computational imaging to signal processing and machine learning.