Mirela Ben-ChenI am an Associate Professor at the Center for Graphics and Geometric Computing of the Computer Science Department, at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

I’m interested in modeling and understanding the geometry of shapes. I use mathematical tools, such as discrete differential geometry, numerical optimization and harmonic analysis, for applications such as browsing shape collections, animation and fluid simulation.
An example of a problem in this domain is shape correspondence: given two human shapes can you design an algorithm that finds corresponding points on them?
How would you represent the “human shape” computationally? How would you identify semantically “meaningful” feature points? How would you find a correspondence?

During the academic year 2019-2020 I will be on Sabbatical at the University of Toronto, at Alec Jacobson‘s lab.
If you’re from UofT and want to chat, feel free to drop by.