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

Professional Appointments/Employment

2012 - present
Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah
Teaching and running a computer graphics research lab.
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

Journal Papers

Conference Papers (excluding papers listed above)

Other Publications (peer reviewed from abstract)

Refereed Research Videos

Patents

Thesis

Awards

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/Eurographics High-Performance Graphics (HPG 2018)
  2. Eurographics Symposium on Rendering (EGSR 2018)
  3. ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D 2018)
  4. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2017
  5. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2016
  6. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2016)
  7. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2015)
  8. International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2015)
  9. Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics (CAD/Graphics 2015)
  10. ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D 2015)
  11. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2014)
  12. Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (Pacific Graphics 2014)
  13. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2013)
  14. International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2013)

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.

Teaching

SIGGRAPH Courses

Teaching at the University of Utah

Fall 2018
CS 6967 - Communication Design for Computer Scientists
Fall 2018
CS 7933 - Graphics Seminar
Spring 2018
CS 5610 - Interactive Computer Graphics
Spring 2018
CS 6610 - Interactive Computer Graphics
Fall 2017
CS 6620 - Ray Tracing for Graphics
Fall 2017
CS 7933 - Graphics Seminar
Spring 2017
CS 5610 - Interactive Computer Graphics
Spring 2017
CS 6610 - Interactive Computer Graphics
Fall 2016
CS 6967 - Special Topics in Numerical Simulation
Fall 2016
CS 7933 - Graphics Seminar
Spring 2016
CS 7933 - Graphics Seminar
Fall 2015
CS 6620 - Ray Tracing for Graphics
Fall 2015
CS 7933 - Graphics Seminar
Spring 2015
CS 4150 - Algorithms
Spring 2015
CS 7933 - Graphics Seminar
Fall 2014
CS 6620 - Ray Tracing for Graphics
Spring 2014
CS 4150 - Algorithms
Spring 2014
CS 7933 - Graphics Seminar
Fall 2013
CS 6620 - Ray Tracing for Graphics (Adv. Comp. Graphics II)
Spring 2013
CS 6958 - Special Topics in Physically Based Graphics
Spring 2013
CS 7933 - Graphics Seminar
Fall 2012
CS 6620 - Ray Tracing for Graphics (Adv. Comp. Graphics II)