Prof Dr Daniel Aliaga

Visiting Professor

Daniel G. Aliaga is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. He obtained is Ph.D. degree and M.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Bachelor of Science from Brown University. Dr. Aliaga’s research is primarily in the area of 3D computer graphics but overlaps with visualization and with computer vision. His research area is of central importance to many critically important industries, including computer-aided design and manufacturing, telepresence, scientific simulations, and education. He focuses on i) developing fundamentally new 3D model acquisition methods, and ii) combining his 3D acquisition methods with additional novel algorithms to produce pioneering new modeling and visualization frameworks. Dr. Aliaga has also performed research in related areas such as image-based rendering, rendering acceleration, and camera design and calibration. In addition, he holds several patents related to 3D acquisition and modeling, has designed several complete experimental research systems, and has worked in collaboration with Bell Labs, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To date Prof. Aliaga has published over 60 peer reviewed publications and chaired and served on numerous ACM and IEEE conference and workshop committees, including being a member of more than 25 program committees, conference chair, papers chair, invited panelist, and a frequent reviewer of papers, journal articles, and technical courses. In addition, Dr. Aliaga has served on several NSF panels, is on the editorial board of Graphical Models, and is a member of ACM SIGGRAPH. His research has been whole or partially funded by NSF, MTC, Microsoft Research, Google, and Adobe Inc.