Computation, Appearance and Manufacturing


Vahid Babaei

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I lead the Computation, Appearance and Manufacturing Group at the Computer Graphics Department of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. Before that I was a visiting researcher at MMCI, hosted by Prof. Piotr Didyk. I spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where I was a member of the Computational Fabrication Group, led by professor Wojciech Matusik. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). My thesis (supervised by Prof. Roger D. Hersch) focused on computational printing where I developed a novel reproduction workflow for printing with non-standard materials. I am a recipient of two postdoctoral fellowships awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

My research interest lies at the intersection of manufacturing and appearance science. My research goal is to develop computational algorithms necessary for advanced manufacturing tools, such as multi-material 3D printers, to create products with novel, interesting and useful appearance specifications.

Contact

 00 49 681 302 70761
 vbabaei(at)mpi-inf.mpg.de
  Saarland Informatics Campus
      Building E1 7 (MMCI), Room 1.16
      66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Teaching
Winter 2019/2020 Lecturer Computation Design and Manufacturing Seminar
Summer 2019 Lecturer Computation and Fabrication Advanced Lecture
Winter 2018/2019 Lecturer Computational Fabrication Seminar