Model Reduction for Large-Deformation Elasticity

Jernej Barbic, University of Southern California, USA
Monday, June 4, 2012, 4:15pm
ML, F 40


Model reduction is an interesting multidisciplinary area spanning electrical engineering, fluid dynamics, aerospace engineering, and computer graphics, to name a few fields. In this talk, I will outline my work on model reduction in computer graphics. I will discuss applications of model reduction to nonlinearity FEM elasticity, and optimization and optimal control of such systems. Specific topics include subspace projection, modal derivatives, linear-quadratic regulators, the adjoint method and domain decomposition.


Jernej received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Ljubljana in his native Slovenia in 2000, followed by a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. Prior to joining USC in 2009, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His research interests include computer graphics, animation, fast physics, FEM deformable objects, haptic rendering of contact, sound simulation, and model reduction and control of nonlinear systems. Jernej is a NSF CAREER Award winner, holds a Viterbi Early Career Chair position at USC, received support from the James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund at USC, and was recently named one of the 2011 Top 35 Innovators under the age of 35 in the world by MIT Technology Review (TR35).