Zachary Ferguson
Ph.D. Student
Geometric Computing Lab
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University

Contact Info:
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
60 5th Ave, Room 520
New York, NY 10011
Email: zfergus@nyu.edu

I am a Ph.D. student at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. I am a member of the Geometric Computing Lab where I work with Professor Daniele Panozzo on research in computer graphics, physical simulation, and digital fabrication. The goal of my research is to design robust algorithms that reduces the amount of interactive user work, allowing the automatic simulation of a large number of designs and scenarios. My research has been recognized by the 2021 Jacob T. Schwartz Ph.D. Fellowship.

I earned my Bachelor of Science in computer science with a minor in mathematics from George Mason University (GMU) in 2017. While at GMU, I worked with Professor Yotam Gingold as a member of the Creativity and Graphics Lab. Our work in texture mapping, 3D modeling, and numerical optimization culminated in the publication of "Seamless: Seam erasure and seam-aware decoupling of shape from mesh resolution" at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017.

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May 7, 2021

Our SIGGRAPH 2021 paper, "Intersection-free Rigid Body Dynamics", is now online! I look forward to presenting it this summer.

April 30, 2021

I have been selected as a 2021 Jacob T. Schwartz Ph.D. Fellow! I'm deeply grateful for this honor.

April 16, 2021

Our ACM Transactions on Graphics paper, "A Large Scale Benchmark and an Inclusion-Based Algorithm for Continuous Collision Detection", is now online. We plan to present the work at SIGGRAPH 2022 in Vancouver, Canada. Hope to see you there in person!

September 9, 2020

Our paper, "DHFSlicer: Double Height-Field Slicing For Milling Fixed Thickness Materials", is accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 and will be presented virtually this December.

August 15, 2018

Our paper, "Stitch Meshing" was published in ACM Transactions on Graphics and presented at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.

May 29, 2018

I will spend the summer as a research intern at the Creative Intelligence Lab, Adobe Research, in San Francisco. While there, I will work with Qingnan Zhou and Danny Kaufman on a computational fabrication project.

December 8, 2017

The slides from my SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 presentation of "Seamless: Seam erasure and seam-aware decoupling of shape from mesh resolution" are now available.

November 20, 2017

My first paper, "Seamless: Seam erasure and seam-aware decoupling of shape from mesh resolution", was published in ACM Transactions on Graphics and presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

August 19, 2017

I moved to New York to pursue a Ph.D. at New York University advised by Professor Daniele Panozzo.

May 20, 2017

I graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in computer science and a minor in mathematics.