Alla Sheffer Short Resume

(perpetually outdated)


Academic Degrees



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


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


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

Academic Experience


Professor, Computer Science Department, UBC


Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, UBC


Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, UBC

2001- 2003

Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Technion


Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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


Research/Teaching Assistant, Hebrew University


Professional Experience



Consultant, Fluent, Inc. IL, USA


Software Engineer, Schema, Inc.


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