• Professor
  • Associate Head for Academics
Scott Schaefer

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Computer Science Rice University 2006
  • M.S. Computer Science Rice University 2003
  • B.S. Computer Science and Mathematics Trinity University 2000

Research Interests

    • Computer graphics
    • Geometric modeling
    • Scientific visualization

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 Herbert H. Richardson Faculty Fellow
  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Best Paper Award(The G√ľnter Enderle Award), Eurographics 2011 for “Wavelet Rasterization”
  • 2011 Computer Science & Engineering Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2010 Computer Science & Engineering Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Selected Publications

  • Dual Contouring of Hermite D ata. Ju T., Losasso F., Schaefer S., Warren J. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH , 19% acceptance ) , Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 339 - 346, (2002).
  • Mean Value Coordinates for Closed Triangular Meshes. Ju T., Schaefer S., Warren J. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH , 21% acceptance ) , Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 561 - 566 (2005) .
  • Image Deformation using Moving Least Squares. Schaefer S., McPhail T., Warren J. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH , 18% acceptance) , Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 533 - 540 (2006).
  • Approximating Catmull - Clark Subdivision Surfaces with B icubic Patches. Loop, C. and Schaefer S. ACM Transactions on Graphics , Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 8:1 - 8:11 (2008).
  • Approximating Subdivision Surfaces w ith Gregory Patches for Hardware Tessellation. Loop C., Schaefer S., Ni T., and Castano I. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH ASIA , 25% acceptance ), Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 151:1 - 9 (2009).
  • Hair Meshes. Yuksel C., Schaefer S. and Keyser J. AC M Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH ASIA , 25% acceptance ), Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 166:1 - 7 (2009).
  • Parameterizing Subdivision Surfaces. He L., Hormann K., Schaefer S. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH , 26% acceptance), Vol.29, No. 4, pp. 120:1 - 6 (2010).
  • Triangle Surfaces with Discrete Equivalence Classes. Singh M. and Schaefer S. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH , 26% acceptance), Vol.29, No. 4, pp. 46:1 - 7 (2010).
  • Wavelet Rasterization. Manson J., Schaefer S. Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics, 17% acceptance), Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 395 - 404 (2011).
  • Mesh Denoising via L0 Minimization. Lei H. and Schaefer S. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH, 24% acceptance), Vol.32, No. 4, pp. 64:1-8 (2013).
  • Cardinality-Constrained Texture Filtering. Manson J. and Schaefer S. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH, 24% acceptance), Vol.32, No. 4, pp. 140:1-8 (2013).