Cem Yuksel

cem@cemyuksel.com | www.cemyuksel.com

Education

2004 - 2006
Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University
2003 - 2004
Visual Arts & Communication Design, Sabanci University, Turkey
2000 - 2003
MS in Computer Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey
1995 - 2000
BS in Physics, Bogazici University, Turkey

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

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

    University of Utah Service:

  1. Director of the Graphics and Visualization program, 2017-present.
  2. Director of the SoC BS/MS program, 2014-present.
  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

Teaching at the University of Utah