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News & Announcements

14 Feb 2024

On February 28 we will organize the “Decker Day” at TU Dortmund. Please see this presentation for more information and register here.

13 Feb 2024

🏆 We received the teaching award Lehrer-Lämpel-Preis for the course “Geometric Modeling” in the summer term 2023. 🥂 Thanks to all students who participated in the evaluation!

13 Dec 2023

🏆 Our paper on learning physics-based facial animations received an honorable mention at ACM MIG 2023 🥂.

17 Nov 2023

We released version 3.0 of our polygon mesh processing library PMP, now featuring curvature computation, smoothing, fairing, hole filling, parameterization, and geodesics also for general polygon meshes, based on our polygon Laplacian. See the release notes for details.

24 Aug 2023

22 Aug 2023


🏆 We received the teaching award Lehrer-Lämpel-Preis for the course “Computer Graphics” in the winter term 2022/2023. 🥂 Thanks to all students who participated in the evaluation!

12 Jul 2023

15 May 2023

🏆 Our paper analyzing whether embodied avatars are harmful to our self-experience received an honorable mention at ACM CHI 2023 🥂.

26 Apr 2023

🏆 We received the teaching award of TU Dortmund (best course with >60 participants) for our course “Mathematics for Computer Science 2”. 🥂

16 Dec 2022

🏆 We received the teaching award Lehrer-Lämpel-Preis for the course “Geometric Modeling” in the summer term 2022. Moreover, our course “Math for Computer Science 2” was the best-evaluated compulsory course. Thanks to all students who participated in the evaluation!

16 Nov 2022

Our work on smartphone-based blendshape personalization has been accepted for ACM VRST 2022. 🥂

12 Oct 2022

Martin successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Komaritzan! 👍🍾

29 Aug 2022

Our work on modulating embodied avatars for body image intervention in VR has been accepted in Frontiers in Virtual Reality. 🥂

04 Aug 2022

🏆 We received the teaching award Lehrer-Lämpel-Preis for the winter term 2021/2022. 🥂 Thanks to all students who participated in the evaluation!

06 Jul 2022

Our work on variational quadratic shape functions for polygons/polyhedra has been accepted for SIGGRAPH. 🥂

05 May 2022

🏆🏆 We received the teaching award Lehrer-Lämpel-Preis for the winter term 2020/2021 as well as for the summer term 2021. 🥂 Thanks to all students who participated in the evaluation!

26 Jan 2022

Our project “HyLeC: Hybrid Learning Center”, a collaboration with EngineeringEducation, University Library, and Rehabilitation Sciences, will be funded by Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre with 3.3M Euro. See here for the official press release.

31 May 2021


🏆 Our paper on Realistic Virtual Humans from Smartphone Videos received the Best Paper Award at ACM VRST 2020 🥂.

04 Nov 2020

🏆 Our paper on a compact patch-based representation for technical mesh models received the Best Paper Award at VMV 2020 🥂.

01 Oct 2020

Prof. Botsch and his group have moved from Bielefeld University to TU Dortmund University.

01 Sep 2020

We received our last teaching award in Bielefeld, with a record percentage of 96% of the students in our two courses voting to give us the award 🍾🥂. Thank you very much!

30 Jul 2020

Astrid presented our paper on Polygon Laplacians at Eurographics. Source code is available here.

26 May 2020

We released version 1.2.1 of PMP, our polygon mesh processing library: http://www.pmp-library.org

10 May 2020

Mario will give a keynote a Shape Modeling International 2020 in Strasbourg.

07 Feb 2020

Our work on craniofacial reconstruction made it to the cover of Informatik Spektrum.

15 Oct 2019

🏆 We received the new teaching award for continuously outstanding teaching quality. 🥂 Thanks a lot to all students who voted for us!

11 Jul 2019

Felix successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Hülsmann! 👍🍾

19 Jun 2019

Jascha defended his PhD and turned into DrAchenbach. 🐉Congratulations! 👍🍾

17 Jun 2019

🏆Project ViTraS won the DIVR Best Impact Award: http://places-festival.de/divr-award/ ViTraS investigates VR therapy through stimulation of modulated body image. It is a large collaboration of JMU Würzburg (coordinator), Uni Bielefeld, HTW Berlin, FH Gera, TU Munich, TheCaptury & Brainboost.

29 May 2019

🏆 Eduard received a Eurographics PhD Award at Eurographics 2019 in Genova. Congratulations!

06 May 2019

We released the first official version of PMP, our simple, efficient and flexible library for polygon mesh processing: http://www.pmp-library.org

18 Feb 2019