Alla Sheffer

Computer Science Department
University of British Columbia




phone: +1-(604)-822-4030
fax:   +1-(604)-822-5485

Office: x651 CICSR


Dept. Computer Science, UBC
201-2366 Main Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4, Canada



Bio blurb:

I joined the CS department at UBC in 2003, and was promoted to full professor in 2013. I am a member of the Imager Graphics and HCI lab. My prior places of study/work included: Technion (Israel), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and Hebrew University (Jerusalem).  I investigate algorithms for geometry processing focusing on computer graphics applications. I am now increasingly interested in developing methods for geometric interpretation of designer intent when conveying shape. I coauthored over 80 peer-reviewed publications, many highly cited. My work is published at venues such as Siggraph, Siggraph Asia, Eurographics, and the Symposium on Geometry Processing. My awards include NSERC Discovery Accelerator (2012), an Audi Production Award (2011), a Killam Research Fellowship (2009),  and an IBM Faculty Award (2006).

You are welcome to read my (perpetually outdated) short CV.


My research in a nutshell: I conduct research in computer graphics and more specifically in shape modeling and geometry processing. My research focuses on the algorithmic challenges which arise in digital shape modeling and manipulation. I am particularly interested in discrete geometry representations and specifically meshes (polygonal model representations). The main application areas of this research are computer graphics and computer aided engineering applications. My work utilizes tools from computational and differential geometry, discrete math, and graph theory to generate, manipulate, and edit discrete geometric models.


To learn more about the research conducted by my group check my publications list.