Research Group of Prof. Dr. Elmar Schömer

New developments in the research area of computer graphics become directly visible through novel computer games and animated movies. The research group Computational Geometry investigates the theoretical foundations of efficient geometric algorithms and data structures and transfers research results in practical applications for simulating, analyzing and visualizing motion sequences. These also include applications in the field of computer aided design, automated motion planning and packing optimization.



Swept Volume Computation

We developed algorithms for computing the volume sweptout by moving components for construction planning and disassembly analysis.

One of our projects includes a method for determining the shape of the space available for moving machine parts.




Packing and Layout Optimization

Finding dense arrangements of arbitrary shapes in 2 and 3 dimensions under various constraints




A Novel Tool for Analysis and Visualization of Essential Patterns in Large Ensembles of Weather Data