Alla Sheffer

Professor Alla Sheffer receives NSERC Idea to Innovation Grant

UBC CS Professor Alla Sheffer has received an NSERC Idea to Innovation grant for developing tools for automatic hexahedral meshing using polycubes.

Quality automatic volumetric hexahedral, or cuboidal, mesh generation for generic 3D objects had been the holy grail of finite-element meshing since the advent of the field. A prototype hex-meshing algorithm developed by her lab makes significant advances toward this goal, generating better quality meshes for much wider range of inputs than any previous methodology. The goal of the funded research is to convert this preliminary prototype into a demo ready beta-version.