Technische Universität Berlin
PI: Interactions and Interfaces for Shaping Space
PI: Spatial Design in the Digital Age
Marc Alexa is Professor for Computer Science at Technische Universität Berlin. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of geometric modeling and interfaces for creating, processing and manufacturing shapes. Alexa studied computer science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and holds a PhD from the same institution. He has been employed and conducted research at numerous institutions including the Rhode Island School of Design, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich and the University of Toronto. Alex has received numerous awards and fellowships including the Outstanding Technical Contributions Award from the European Association for Computer Graphics, the Engineering Sciences Prize of the Academy from the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, a Laureate Prize from Apple Research and Technology Support and the Heinz Meier-Leibnitz Prize from the DFG (German Research Council). Alexa has received numerous grants for his research projects including from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Einstein Foundation and a prestigious ERC Starting Grant. He is also a regular member of editorial boards such as Computational Visual Media (Springer), Computer Aided Geometric Design (Elsevier) and Computer Graphics Forum (Blackwell). Alexa is also Program Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Eurographics, and the Association for Computing Machinery Symposium on Sketch-based Interfaces and Modeling.
1. Eitz, M., Jays, J. and M. Alexa. “How Do Humans Sketch Objects?” ACM Transactions on Graphics 31, no. 4 (2012): 44:1-44:10.
2. Eitz, M., Richter, R., Boubekeur, T., Hildebrand, K. and M. Alexa. “Sketch-based Shape Retrie- val.” ACM Transactions on Graphics 31, no. 4 (2012): 31:1-31:10.
3. Alexa, M and M. Wardetzky. “Discrete Laplacians on general polygonal meshes.” ACM Trans- actions on Graphics 30, no. 4 (2011): 102:1-102:10.
4. Öztireli, C., Alexa, M and M. Gross. “Spectral sampling of manifolds.” ACM Trans. Graph. 29, no. 6 (2010): 168:1-168:8.
5. Alexa, M. and W. Matusik. “Reliefs as images.” ACM Transactions on Graphics 29, no.4 (2010): 1-7.
6. Boubekeur, T., and M. Alexa. “Phong Tessellation.” ACM Transactions on Graphics 27, no. 5 (2008): 141.
7. Nealen, A., Igarashi, T., Sorkine, O. and M. Alexa. “FiberMesh: Designing Freeform Surfaces with 3D Curves.” ACM Transactions on Graphics 26, no. 3 (2007): article 41.
8. Nealen, A., Sorkine, O., Alexa, M., and D. Cohen-Or. “A Sketch-Based Interface for Detail-Pre- serving Mesh Editing.” ACM Transactions on Computer Graphics 24, no. 3 (2005): 1142-1147.
9. Sorkine, O., Alexa, M., et al. “Laplacian Surface Editing.” In Proceedings of the 2004 Euro- graphics/ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Geometry processing (SGP ‚04), 175-184. New York: ACM, 2004
10. Alexa, M., Behr, J., et al. “Computing and Rendering Point Set Surfaces.” IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization 9, no. 1 (2003): 3-15.