Eitan Grinspun

Computer Science

Eitan Grinspun designs computer graphics algorithms that address a broad range of geometric and physical problems, such as predicting the motion and deformation of materials, processing of 3D geometric data, and interactive tools for engineering design. He is particularly interested in applying geometric insights in computation, and in discrete differential geometry as a language for discovering and codifying such insights. 

  • Professeur d'Université Invité, l'Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, 2009
  • Research Scientist, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, 2003-2004
  • Associate professor of applied physics and applied mathematics, Columbia University, 2015–present
  • Associate professor of computer science, Columbia University, 2009–present
  • Assistant professor of computer science, Columbia University, 2004–2009
  • Association of Computing Machinery
  • NVIDIA Fellow, 2001
  • Everhart Distinguished Lecturer, 2003
  • NSF CAREER, 2007
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2010-2012
  • Brilliant Ten Scientists, Popular Science Magazine, 2011
  • Most Creative People in Business, Fast Company magazine, 2013
  • F. Da, D. Hahn, C. Batty, C. Wojtan, E. Grinspun. Surface-only liquids. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 2016, 35 (4), 78. 
  • A. Garg, A. Jacobson, E. Grinspun. Computational design of reconfigurables. ACM Trans- actions on Graphics (TOG), 2016, 35 (4). 
  • M. K. Jawed, N. K. Khouri, F. Da, E. Grinspun, P. Reis. Propulsion and instability of a flexible helical rod rotating in a viscous fluid. Physical Review Letters, 2015, 115 (16), 168101. 
  • F. Da, C. Batty, C. Wojtan, E. Grinspun. Double Bubbles Sans Toil and Trouble: A Circulation- Preserving Vortex Sheet Model for Soap Films and Foams. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2015). 
  • Y. Li, D. Xu, Y. Yue, Y. Wang, S-F Chang, E. Grinspun, P. K. Allen. Regrasping and Unfolding of Garments Using Predictive Thin Shell Modeling. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, May 2015. 
  • M. Jawed, F. Da, J. Joo, E. Grinspun, P. Reis. Coiling of elastic rods on rigid substrates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014, 111 (41), 14663–14668. 
  • F. Da, C. Batty, E. Grinspun. Multimaterial Mesh-Based Surface Tracking. Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2014). 
  • D. Kaufman, R. Tamstorf, B. Smith, J.-M. Aubry, E. Grinspun. Adaptive Nonlinearity for Col- lisions in Complex Rod Assemblies. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2014). 
  • B. Audoly, N. Clauvelin, P.-T. Brun, M. Bergou, E. Grinspun, M. Wardetzky. A discrete geo- metric approach for simulating the dynamics of thin viscous threads. Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 253, Nov, 2013. 
  • Breannan Smith, Danny Kaufman, Etienne Vouga, Rasmus Tamstorf, Eitan Grinspun. Reflec- tions on Simultaneous Impact. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Conference Proceed- ings). 31(4), 2012, pp. 106:1–106:12.