Faculty

Peter Schroeder

Peter Schroeder

Shaler Arthur Hanisch Professor of Computer Science and Applied and Computational Mathematics

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Technical University of Berlin, 1987; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990; M.A., Princeton University, 1992; Ph.D., 1994. Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Caltech, 1995-98; Associate Professor, 1998-2000; Associate Professor of Computer Science and Applied and Computational Mathematics, 2000-01; Professor, 2001-13; Hanisch Professor, 2013-; Division Deputy Chair, 2012-15; Acting Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research, 2013-14.

Assistant(s)

Research Group Matters
Linda Taddeo
343 Annenberg IST Center
626-395-6704
ltaddeo@caltech.edu

Research Overview

Professor Schröder is interested in the design of efficient and reliable algorithms for problems in computer graphics. These range from geometric modeling (effective methods to model the shape of objects) to animation (simulation of physical phenomena such as the deformation of cloth). His emphasis is on an area known as "Discrete Differential Geometry." Its goals are to rebuild the foundations of classical differential geometry in a discrete setting which makes it immediately useful for computation.

List of Research Areas

Numerical algorithms for computer graphics, geometric modeling, physical modeling for computation, Discrete Differential Geometry

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