Yaron Lipman 

Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
Weizmann Institute of Science  
Rehovot, 76100 Israel  
Ziskind Building, room 259

Email: yaron lipman weizmann ac il

 

 


Research Interests:

Geometric Modeling and Processing, Computer Graphics,
Shape comparison and analysis, Image Processing,
Discrete Differential Geometry, Scattered data approximation,
Computational anatomy/biology

 

 


Recent Professional Activities:

Program committee, ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2015
Program committee, Eurographics 2015
Program committee, Symposium on Geometry Processing 2009-2015
Program committee, ACM SIGGRAPH 2011,2013,2014
Program committee, Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling 2014
Program chair,  Symposium on Geometry Processing 2013
Program committee, SIAM conference on Geometric & Physicial Modeling 2013
Program committee, CAD/Graphics 2013
Program committee, Shape Modeling International 2011,2012
Program committee, Pacific Graphics Papers 2009-2012


Students and Postdocs:

Nadav Dym (PhD 2014-)
Noam Aigerman (PhD 2012- )
Shahar Kovalsky (PhD 2011- with Ronen Basri)
Itay Kezurer (MSc 2014-2015; Researcher 2015-)
Anna Shtengel (MSc 2015-)
Roi Poranne (Postdoc 2013-2015)
Inbar Aharon (MSc 2013-2015)
Eli Libman (MSc 2013-2015 with Meirav Galun and Ronen Basri)
Ofer Bartal (MSc 2011-2012 with Ronen Basri)

 

 


Teaching:

2015/spring (WIS)   Topics in Discrete Geometry and Computations
2014/spring (WIS)   Matrix Computation and Convex Optimization
2013/spring (WIS)   Numerical Linear Algebra and Convex Optimization
2012/spring (WIS)  Introduction to Geometry Processing
2011/winter (Princeton)   Numerical Methods
2009/spring (Princeton)   Numerical Methods

 

 


Publications:

 

 

 2015

Orbifold Tutte Embeddings
Noam Aigerman, Yaron Lipman
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, Accepted
Paper and code coming soon...
 
Large Scale Bounded Distortion Mappings
Shahar Kovalsky, Noam Aigerman, Ronen Basri, Yaron Lipman
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, Accepted
Paper and code coming soon...
 
Seamless Surface Mappings
Noam Aigerman, Roi Poranne, Yaron Lipman
ACM SIGGRAPH 2015
Paper   Code
 
Tight Relaxations of Quadratic Matching
Itay Kezurer*, Shahar Kovalsky*, Ronen Basri, Yaron Lipman
(* equal contributors)
Computer Graphics Forum, Vol. 34(5), 2015 (Symposium on Geometry Processing 2015)
Best paper award
Paper   Code
 
Homotopic Morphing of Planar Curves
Nadav Dym, Anna Shtengel, Yaron Lipman
Computer Graphics Forum, Vol. 34(5), 2015 (Symposium on Geometry Processing 2015)
Paper   Code
 

 2014

Lifted Bijections for Low Distortion Surface Mappings
Noam Aigerman, Roi Poranne, Yaron Lipman
ACM SIGGRAPH 2014
Paper

 
Controlling Singular Values with Semidefinite Programming
Shahar Kovalsky*, Noam Aigerman*, Ronen Basri, Yaron Lipman
(* equal contributors)
ACM SIGGRAPH 2014
Paper  project page + code

 
Provably Good Planar Mappings
Roi Poranne, Yaron Lipman
ACM SIGGRAPH 2014
Paper   code

 
Feature Matching with Bounded Distortion
Yaron Lipman, Stav Yagev, Roi Poranne, David W. Jacobs, Ronen Basri
ACM Trans. Graph., Volume 33 Issue 3, May 2014 (to be presented in SIGGRAPH 2014)
Paper   code

 

Bijective Mappings of Meshes With Boundary and the Degree in Mesh Processing
Yaron Lipman
SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, Volume 7, No. 2, 2014
Paper

 

Approximation of Polyhedral Surface Uniformization
Yaron Lipman
Technical report

 

 2013

Injective and Bounded Distortion Mappings in 3D
Noam Aigerman, Yaron Lipman
ACM SIGGRAPH 2013
Project page + code

 
The continuous Procrustes distance between two surfaces
Yaron Lipman, Reema Al-Aifari, Ingrid Daubechies
Comm. in Pure and Applied Mathematics (CPAM), Volume 66 Issue 6, June 2013 (posted 2012)
Preprint
 

2012  

Bounded Distortion Mapping Spaces For Triangular Meshes
Yaron Lipman
ACM SIGGRAPH 2012
Paper   comment
code  (maximal conformal distortion, YALMIP, SOCP)

 

Fields On Symmetric Surfaces
Daniele Panozzo, Yaron Lipman, Enrico Puppo, Denis Zorin
ACM SIGGRAPH 2012
Paper

 

Simple Formulas For Quasiconformal Plane Deformations
Yaron Lipman, Vladimir Kim, Thomas Funkhouser
ACM Trans. Graph., Volume 31 Issue 5, August 2012
Paper

 

Symmetry-Guided Texture Synthesis and Manipulation.
Vladimir G. Kim, Yaron Lipman, Thomas Funkhouser
ACM Trans. Graph., Volume 31 Issue 3, May 2012

 

Conformal Wasserstein Distances: II. Computational Aspects and Extensions
Yaron Lipman, Jesus Puente, Ingrid Daubechies
Mathematics of Computation, Volume 82, 2013 (posted July 2012)
Paper

 

Sensor network localization by eigenvector synchronization over the Euclidean group
Mihai Cucuringu, Yaron Lipman, Amit Singer
ACM Trans. Sensor Networks, Volume 8 Issue 3, July 2012
Preprint

 

First Paleocene Record of Platychoerops (Primates,
Plesiadapidae), a New Species from Mouras Quarry, Mont deBerru, France
Doug M. Boyer, Loic Costeur, Yaron Lipman
American J. of Physical Anthropology, Volume 149 Issue 3, 2012

 

2011  

Algorithms to Automatically Quantify the Geometric Similarity of Anatomical Surfaces
Doug M. Boyer*, Yaron Lipman*, Elizabeth St. Clair, Jesus Puente, Biren A. Patel, Thomas Funkhouser, Jukka Jernvall, and Ingrid Daubechies
(* equal contributors)
PNAS, vol. 108 no. 45, November 8, 2011
Paper
Code and data

 
Blended Intrinsic Maps
Vladimir Kim, Yaron Lipman, Thomas Funkhouser
ACM SIGGRAPH 2011
Project page

 

Conformal Wasserstein Distances: Comparing Surfaces in Polynomial Time
Yaron Lipman, Ingrid Daubechies
Advances in Mathematics, Volume 227, Issue 3, 20 June 2011
Paper  Technical report

 

Dirichlet Normal Surface Energy of Tooth Crowns, a New Technique of Molar Shape Quantification for Dietary Inference, Compared With Previous Methods in Isolation and in Combination
Jonathan M. Bunn, Doug M. Boyer, Jukka Jernvall, Yaron Lipman, Ingrid Daubechies
American J. of Physical Anthropology, Volume 145 Issue 2, 2011

 

2010  

Symmetry Factored Embedding And Distance
Yaron Lipman, Xiaobai Chen, Ingrid Daubechies, ThomasFunkhouser
ACM SIGGRAPH 2010
Project page

 

Biharmonic Distance
Yaron Lipman*, Raif Rustamov*, Thomas Funkhouser
(* equal contributors)
ACM Trans. Graph., Volume 29 ,  Issue 3, June 2010
Project page

 

Mobius Transformations For Global Intrinsic Symmetry Analysis 
V. G. Kim, Y. Lipman, X. Chen, T. Funkhouser 
Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. of SGP) 2010
Paper

 

Derivation and Analysis of Green Coordinates
Yaron Lipman, David Levin
Comp. Methods and Function Theory, Vollume 10 Issue 1, June 2010
Preprint

 

Approximating Piecewise Smooth Functions
Yaron Lipman, David Levin
IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis, Volume 30 issue 4, 2010
Paper

 

 2009

Mobius Voting for Surface Correspondence
Yaron Lipman, Thomas Funkhouser
ACM SIGGRAPH 2009
Project page

 

Coordinates for Instant Image Cloning
Zeev Farbman, Gil Hoffer, Yaron Lipman, Daniel Cohen-Or, Dani Lischinski
ACM SIGGRAPH 2009
Project page

 

Interior Distance Using Barycentric Coordinates
Raif Rustamov, Yaron Lipman, and Thomas Funkhouser
Computer Graphics Forum (Symposium on Geometry Processing), 2009
Paper

 

Stable Moving Least-Squares
Yaron Lipman
J. of Approximation Theory, Volume 161 Issue 1, November 2009
Paper

 

 2008

Green Coordinates
Yaron Lipman, David Levin, Daniel Cohen-Or
ACM SIGGRAPH 2008
Paper  Code snippet

 

 2007

Parameterization-free Projection for Geometry Reconstruction
Yaron Lipman, Daniel Cohen-Or, David Levin, Hillel Tal-Ezer
ACM SIGGRAPH 2007
Project page

 

Volume and Shape Preservation via Moving Frame Manipulation
Yaron Lipman, Daniel Cohen-Or, Ran Gal, David Levin
ACM Trans. Graph. Volume 26 Issue 1, January 2007
Paper

 

Data-dependent Moving Least Squares For Faithful Surface Approximation
Yaron Lipman, Daniel Cohen-Or, David Levin
Symposium on Geometry Processing 2007
Project page

 

GPU-assisted Positive Mean Value Coordinates for Mesh Deformation
Yaron Lipman, Johannes Kopf, Daniel Cohen-Or, David Levin
Symposium on Geometry Processing 2007
Project page

 

Context-Aware Skeletal Shape Deformation
Ofir Weber, Olga Sorkine, Yaron Lipman, Craig Gotsman
Eurographics 2007
Project page

 

 2006

Error Bounds and Optimal Neighborhoods for MLS Approximation
Yaron Lipman, Daniel Cohen-Or, David Levin
Symposium on Geometry Processing 2006
Paper

 

 2005

Linear Rotation-Invariant Coordinates for Meshes
Yaron Lipman, Olga Sorkine, Daniel Cohen-Or, David Levin
ACM SIGGRAPH 2005
Paper

 

Laplacian Framework for Interactive Mesh Editing
Yaron Lipman, Olga Sorkine, Marc Alexa, Daniel Cohen-Or, David Levin
International Journal of Shape Modeling, Volume 11 Issue 1, 2005
Paper

 

 2004

Laplacian Surface Editing
Olga Sorkine, Daniel Cohen-Or, Yaron Lipman, Marc Alexa, Christian Rössl and Hans-Peter Seidel
Symposium on Geometry Processing 2004
Project page

 

Differential Coordinates for Interactive Mesh Editing
Yaron Lipman, Olga Sorkine, Daniel Cohen-Or, David Levin, Christian Rössl and Hans-Peter Seidel
Shape Modeling International 2004  
Paper