Work Experience

2012 - present
Assistant Professor School of Computing, University of Utah
Working on computer graphics research projects.
2009 - present
Founder of Cyber Radiance LLC.
Working on Hair Farm, a leading hair plugin for 3ds Max.
2010 - 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer Science, Cornell University
Worked with Dr. Doug James on graphics research projects.
2006 - 2010
Research Assistant in Computer Science, Texas A&M University
Worked on several different research projects in graphics.
2004 - 2006
Research Assistant in Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University
Worked on hair rendering with global illumination.
2002 - 2004
Teaching & Research Assistant in Sabanci University, Turkey
Taught graduate and undergraduate level courses, worked on computer vision based research projects.
1998 - 2003
Teaching & Research Assistant in Bogazici University, Turkey
Taught several graduate & undergraduate level classes, worked on global illumination and rendering algorithms.
1999 - 2003
Research Assistant in Bogazici University Pattern Analysis & Machine Vision Lab, Turkey
Worked on several graphics & vision research projects.

Publications

    Peer Reviewed Journal Papers:

  1. Kui Wu, Cem Yuksel, "Real-time Cloth Rendering with Fiber-level Detail," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, PP, 99, 2017.

    Peer Reviewed Conference Papers (excluding papers listed above):

  1. Cem Yuksel, "Mesh Color Textures," High-Performance Graphics (HPG 2017), 2017.

Research Grants

  1. NSF ESD: Computer Aided Design for 3D Fabrication Using Knitted Structures, NSF Grant #1538593. PI: Cem Yuksel, $150,000 over 2 years, 2015-2017.
  2. NSF CSR: III: CGV: Medium: Architectures for Energy Efficient Ray Tracing. NSF Grant #1409129. PI: Erik Brunvand, Co-PIs: Cem Yuksel, Alan Davis, $899,991 over 4 years, 2014-2018.

Service

    Conference Organization:

  1. Papers co-Chair, Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D 2017) with Chris Wyman
  2. General co-Chair, Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D 2016) with Chris Wyman

    Program Committee:

  1. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2017
  2. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2016
  3. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2016)
  4. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2015)
  5. International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2015)
  6. Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics (CAD/Graphics 2015)
  7. ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D 2015)
  8. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2014)
  9. Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (Pacific Graphics 2014)
  10. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2013)
  11. International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2013)

    Journal and Conference Reviews:

  1. ACM SIGGRAPH Conference
  2. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Conference
  3. ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D)
  4. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA)
  5. ACM Transactions on Graphics Journal
  6. ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage
  7. Eurographics Computer Graphics Forum Journal
  8. Springer The Visual Computer Journal
  9. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics Journal
  10. Elsevier Graphical Models Journal
  11. Hindawi International Journal of Computer Games Technology Journal
  12. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing
  13. MDPI Fibers Journal
  14. International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA)
  15. Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (Pacific Graphics)
  16. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds (CAVW)

    University of Utah Service:

  1. Director of the Graphics and Visualization program, 2017-present.
  2. Director of the SoC BS/MS program, 2014-2017.
  3. SoC Faculty Search Committees, 2013-2014, 2014-2015.
  4. SoC Graduate Admissions Committee, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014.
  5. SoC Graduate Visit, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

    Other University Service:

  1. Texas A&M University Graphics 2008 Contest committee.
  2. Texas A&M University Games 2007 Contest committee.

Awards

  • 2017 3rd Best Paper Award at I3D 2017
    Kui Wu, Cem Yuksel, "Real-time Fiber-level Cloth Rendering," ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D 2017), 2017.
  • 2016 Best Poster Award at I3D 2016 (voted by the symposium attendees)
    Cem Yuksel, "Hardware Accelerated Mesh Colors," Proceedings of the 20th ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, 2016.
  • 2010 CIFellows Award for Post-doctoral Research in Computer Science
    Sponsored by the CRA and NSF, given to 60 recipients Nationwide.
  • 2010 Graduate Research Excellence Award
    Texas A&M University Department of Computer Science and Engineering, given to one graduate student each year.
  • 2000 Interpro International Achievement Award
    EUREKA 1770-ST. JOSEPH 2000: A New generation wood working machinery and advanced distributed system with vision technology for agile furniture factory and JIT enterprise
  • 1995 Exceptional Success in Nationwide University Entrance Examination
    The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, a scholarship given to new undergraduate students studying natural sciences, who ranked in the top 0.0001 bracket in the nationwide university entrance examination.