Olga Sorkine-Hornung (5802)

Organization: ETH Zurich Department of Computer Science CNB G 106.2
Address: Universitaetstrasse 6
8092 Zurich
Country: Switzerland
Telephone: + 41 44 632 83 57
Fax: + 41 44 632 15 96
Email: sorkine@inf.ethz.ch
Olga Sorkine-Hornung was born in Moscow region, Russia (1981), and grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich. Prior to joining ETH she was an Assistant Professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University (2008-2011). Olga earned her BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science and PhD in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University (2000, 2006). Following her studies, she was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship and spent two years as a postdoc at the Technical University of Berlin. Olga is interested in theoretical foundations and practical algorithms for digital content creation tasks, such as shape representation and editing, artistic modeling techniques, computer animation and digital image and video manipulation. She also works on fundamental problems in digital geometry processing, including parameterization of discrete surfaces and compression of geometric data. Olga has served on numerous technical program committees of all major graphics conferences; she co-chaired the Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing in 2010, Shape Modeling International in 2011, 3DIMPVT in 2012 and Eurographics Short Papers in 2013; she will be co-chairing Eurographics Papers in 2015. She has been serving as an associated editor of Computer Graphics Forum, IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, Computers & Graphics, Graphical Models and The Visual Computer. Olga received the Eurographics Young Researcher Award in 2008, the ACM SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award in 2011, the Latsis Prize of ETH Zurich and the ERC Starting Grant in 2012, and the Intel Early Career Faculty Award in 2013. Olga's publications can be found on her group's homepage: http://igl.ethz.ch/publications/