Alla Sheffer Short Resume

(perpetually outdated)

 

Academic Degrees

 

1999

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Ph.D. Computer Science

1995

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, M.Sc. (Cum Laude) Computer Science

1991

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) Math and Computer Science


Academic Experience


2013-

Professor, Computer Science Department, UBC

2008-2013

Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, UBC

2003-

Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, UBC

2001- 2003

Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Technion

1999-2001

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1997

Visiting Scholar, Faculté Leonard de Vinci, Paris, France, (6 month)

1995-1999

Research/Teaching Assistant, Hebrew University

 

Professional Experience

 

1996-1999

Consultant, Fluent, Inc. IL, USA

1995

Software Engineer, Schema, Inc.

1991-1995

Software Engineer, Israel Defense Forces


Plenary Talks


         Quantifying Design: the geometric properties behind designer choices and human perception, Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, Waterloo, Canada, 2013, invited plenary speaker.

         Developable Surfaces: Approximate and Direct Modeling, Polyhedral surfaces and industrial applications, Strobl, Austria, 2007, invited speaker.

         IEEE Shape Modeling International, June 2006, invited plenary speaker.

         Constrained Parameterization or I Have a Hammer, Give Me a Nail, Imagina 2005 (23rd European Digital Content Creation Conference), 2005, invited speaker/panelist.

 

Other Professional Activities


Editor/Editorial Board Member

 

         IEEE TVCG, Associate editor (2012-present).

         Computer Graphics Forum, Associate editor (2014-presnet).

         Graphical Models, Associate editor (2010-2014).

         CAGD, Associate editor (2009-2012).

         Computers and Graphics, Associate editor (2007-2009).

 

Program/Organizing committee chairing


     Program Co-Chair, Shape Modeling International 2013

         Co-Organizer (with K. Polthier and H. Pottmann), BIRS seminar on Computational Mathematics of Discrete Surfaces, Feb 2009

         Program Co-Chair, Eurographics/ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Geometry Processing, 2006

        Program Co-Chair, 4th Israel-Korea Bi-National Conference on Geometric Modeling and Computer Graphics, February 2003

         Organizing Committee Chair, 10th International Meshing Roundtable, 2001

         Co-Organizer, Mini-symposium on Surface Parameterization in Computer Graphics, CAD and CAE, SIAM Conference on Geometric Design, 2001

         Technical Papers Co-Chair and organizing committee member, 9th International Meshing Roundtable,2000