Physics-Based Simulation in Computer Graphics and Biology


Tamar Shinar (UC Riverside)
Thursday, September 17, 2015
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Shanahan Auditorium

Computer simulation of natural phenomena is used in areas as diverse as mechanical engineering, cellular biology, and special effects for movies. Phenomena of interest span a broad range materials and scales: e.g., fire, water, and solid objects on the macroscopic scale of everyday experience, and mitosis on scale of a single biological cell. In this talk, I’ll describe some of the physics, mathematics and algorithms used to simulate natural phenomena for computer graphics and the biological sciences.

Bio: Tamar Shinar is the Amrik Singh Poonian Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Riverside. She received the B.S. in mathematics from UIUC and the Ph.D. from Stanford in Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics.