Alexei Sourin

Ph.D., M.Eng.
Senior Member IEEE, Member ACM SIGGRAPH

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering

Deputy Director, Fraunhofer Singapore Research Centre (concurrent appointment)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chair IFIP WG5.10 Computer Graphics and Virtual Worlds
Office: N4-02a-10   Phone: +65-67904292    Fax: +65-67926559   
Email: assourin { at } ntu.edu.sg

   

 

Last time updated 02-Nov-2015.

 

Dr. Alexei Sourin was born in Moscow and received his M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in computer graphics from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Russia (MEPhI) in 1983 and 1988, respectively. From 1983 to 1993 he was a researcher at MEPhI where he worked on different scientific visualization and computer animation projects. Since 1993 he held faculty positions at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, except a period from 1999 to 2000 when he was Associate Professor at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). Currently he is a tenured Associate Professor with the School of Computer Science and Engineering at NTU. He is also a Deputy Director of Fraunhofer Singapore Research Centre--the first Fraunhofer subsidiary in Asia, developing digital solutions and services that help companies and industries stay ahead of the competition. His research interests are in function-based shape modeling, shared virtual environments, haptic interaction, 3D web visualization, virtual surgery, scientific visualization, and cyber-learning. He is a co-founder of the function representation (FRep) concept which he further developed and applied in several shape modeling, interactive free-form shape modeling, medical visualization and virtual surgery training projects. He has also proposed and developed, together with his students, a function-based web-visualization technique where analytical formulas are used for defining geometry, appearance and physical properties of the objects in shared virtual scenes. Dr. Sourin published over 200 referred research papers and was invited to give talks to many scientific events. Dr. Sourin is also one of the pioneers of electronic education in Singapore. His book "Computer graphics. From a Small Formula to Cyberworlds" is adopted for teaching by several universities in South-East Asia.  He is a recipient of many research awards. He is a Chair of the IFIP WG5.10 Computer Graphics and Virtual Worlds. Dr. Sourin is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ACM SIGGRAPH. He is on the editorial boards of several international journals including The Visual Computer (Springer) and Transactions on Computational Science (Springer). He was on the program committees of over 80 international conferences. He is a coordinator of the International Conferences on Cyberworlds for which he was also General and Program Chair in many years.

 

More details follow:

Education:
1988 PhD  in Computer Graphics from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI)
1983 MEng summa cum laude in Computer Engineering from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI)
 

Experience:


2000-present Associate Professor (tenured)








School of Computer Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University,
(School of Computer Engineering
before 1 April 2016)
Singapore

Teaching:

 CZ2003 Computer Graphics and Visualization
  DM6103 Virtual Reality (till 2017)

 Fundamentals of Computing (on-line course).

Research:

 Shape modelling, Haptic interaction, New interfaces, 3D web visualization, Shared Virtual Spaces

Administration duties:

  Deputy Director, Fraunhofer Singapore Research Centre, (2011-currently)
 
Academic Associate Director (Joint Appointment) in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching of NTU (January 2011 – June 2011)
  Deputy Director, Centre for Financial Engineering, Nanyang Business School, NTU (2005-2007)
   Program Coordinator NTU-MIPT graduate exchange

   Head of the E-learning Unit (2002-2005)
   Accelerated Bachelors/Accelerated Masters/Master of Philosophy course coordinator (2000-2002)
   Committee Member: NTU Museum Committee Member (2009-currently),
     School Reappointment Committee (2008-currently)
     School Curriculum Management Committee (2008-currently)
    
Steering Executive Committee on Electronic Education (2002-2005),
     Advisory Committee on Continuing Education  (2000-2002),

     Project Moderation Committee (2000-2002)


1999-2000 Associate Professor
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia.

1993-1999 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor
  School of Applied Science (currently School of Computer Computer Science and Engineering`), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

1987-1993 Research Fellow , Part-time Lecturer
1983-1987 Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, part-time PhD Student
Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Russia

Teaching philosophy:

For all my courses the main idea is to show how ‘small formulae’ like geometric DNAs can be used for constituting complex shapes and motions, and how even a common PC can be used for solving advanced computer graphics problems. The courses assume case studies of the commonly available graphics software (OpenGL, POV-Ray, VRML, X3D), which let the students apply theoretical principles into practice without requesting expensive hardware and software solutions. On the other hand, the courses overview the most recent achievements in the respective areas and assume extensive use of video and multi-media presentations. Refer to the web page of my book.
     Current educational pedagogy advocates that student learning should reflect an active learning method and teaching strategies which support different student learning styles. I am implementing it through cyber-education in shared virtual spaces. It expands current pedagogical frontiers and creates learning opportunities not readily available in the real world. Given my own advance experience of creating and using educational cyber-campuses, I advocate that the biggest advantage of cyber-learning in shared virtual environments is the ability to create unlimited, enhanced active learning collaboration so that the pupils from different physical locations can meet and work on problems in environments specially tailored and best suited for the application problem. My ultimate goal is to implement a personal mentoring through intelligent cyber-instructors placed in educational cyberworlds.

Research interests:

Shape modeling, shared virtual environments, haptic interaction, new user interfaces, 3D web visualization, virtual surgery, scientific visualization, music visualization.

Membership:

Senior Member of IEEE

Member of ACM SIGGRAPH

 

 

Selected Publications (out of 212):

 

The PDF paper files can be downloaded from ResearchGate I will be also happy to email them to you by request.
Citation:

Selected Journal Papers (out of 54)

  1. Zhang X., Goezele M., Sourin A., Tangible Images of Real Life Scenes, Computers & Graphics, Elsevier, v.64: 62-73, 2017  DOI: 10.1016/j.cag.2017.02.004          
  2. Edelsbrunner J.,  Havemann S.,  Sourin A. and Fellner D., Procedural Modeling of Architecture with Round Geometry, Computers & Graphics, Elsevier, v.64: 14-25, 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.cag.2017.01.00
  3. Koa M.D., Johan H., Sourin A., Interactive Screenspace Fragment Rendering for Direct Illumination from Area Lights Using Gradient Aware Subdivision and Radial Basis Function Interpolation, Computers & Graphics, Elsevier, v.64: 37-50, 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.cag.2017.01.003 
  4. Rasool S., Hou X., Liu Y., Sourin A, Sourina O. Neurocognitive Tools for Assessing Haptic Interaction with Tangible Images, International Journal of Psychophysiology, Elsevier, v. 108, p.147, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.07.427
  5. Sourin A., Earnshaw R., Gavlilova M., Sourina O. Problems of Human-Computer Interaction in Cyberworlds. Transactions on Computational Science, Springer 2016. Transactions on Computational Science XXVIII, pp.1-22, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-53090-0_1
  6. Rasool S., Sourin A. Real-time haptic interaction with RGBD video streams. The Visual Computer, Springer, 2016, DOI 10.1007/s00371-016-1224-1
  7. Edelsbrunner J., Krispel U., Havemann S., Sourin A., and Fellner D.W. Constructive Roofs from Solid Building Primitives. Transactions on Computational Science, Journal Subline, XXVI, LNCS 9550, pp. 17-40, 2016, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-49247-5_2
  8. Zhang X, Sourin A. Image-inspired Haptic Interaction, Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, Wiley, 26:311–319, May, DOI: 10.1002/cav.1643, 2015.
  9. Rasool S., Sourin A. Image-driven Haptic Rendering, Transactions on Computational Science XXIII, Journal Subline LNCS 8490, 58-77, 2014.
  10. Lai D, Sourin A. Interactive free-form shape modeling in cyberworlds, The Visual Computer, Springer, 29(10):1027-1037, 2013                                   
  11. Yasmin S., Sourin A. Image-Based Virtual Palpation, Transactions on Computational Science, Journal Subline LNCS, vol. 7848, 61-80, 2013
  12. Rasool S., Sourin A. Image-driven virtual simulation of arthroscopy, The Visual Computer, Springer, 29(5): 333-355, 2013.                                          
  13. Wei L, Sourin A., Najdovski Z., Nahavandi S. Function-based Single and Dual point Haptic Interaction in Cyberworlds. Transactions on Computational Science, Journal Subline LNCS 7380, Springer, 1-16, 2012.
  14. Wei L, Sourin A. Function-based Approach to Mixed Haptic Effects Rendering. The Visual Computer. Springer, 27(4):321-332, 2011.                         
  15. Pang MY, Sheng Y, Sourin A, González Castro G, and Ugail H. Reconstructing Multiresolution Mesh for Web Visualization Based on PDE Resampling. Transactions on Computational Science, XII, LNCS 6670: 35-55, Springer, 2011.
  16. Pang MY, Sourin A, Pan Z. Constructing Subdivision Connectivity Mesh via PDE Parameterization. The International Journal of Virtual Reality, IPI Press, 9(4):13-19, 2010.
  17. Sheng Y, Sourin A, Gonzales-Castro G, Ugail H. A PDE Method for Patchwise Approximation of Large Polygon Meshes, The Visual Computer, 26(6-8):975-984, 2010
  18. Levinski K, Sourin A, Zagorodnov V. Interactive Surface-guided Segmentation of Brain MRI Data, Computer in Biology and Medicine, Elsevier, 39 (12) 1153-1160, 2009. 
  19. Sourin A, Wei L. Visual Immersive Haptic Mathematics, Virtual Reality, Springer, Virtual Reality, Springer, 13(4):221-234, 2009.
  20. Sourin A, Sourina O, Wei L, Gagnon P. Visual Immersive Haptic Mathematics in Shared Virtual Spaces. Transactions on Computational Science III, LNCS5300, Springer, LNCS Volume 5300/2009, pp 1-19, 2009.
  21. Sourin A, Pan Z. Report on Cyberworlds 2008, The International Journal of Virtual Reality, IPI Press, 7(4):81-82, 2008.
  22. Wei L, Sourin A, Sourina O. Function-based visualization and haptic rendering in shared virtual spaces. The Visual Computer, Springer, 24(10):871-880, 2008.
  23. Wolter F-E, Friese K-I, Sourin A, Report on Cyberworlds 2007, The International Journal of Virtual Reality, IPI Press, 7(2):89-90, 2008.
  24. Sourina O, Sourin A, Howe T.S. Orthopedic Surgery Simulation. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine & Biology, World Scientific, 7(1):37-53, 2007
  25. Levinski K, Sourin A. Interactive function-based shape modeling. Computers & Graphics, Elsevier, 31(1):66-76, 2007
  26. Liu Q, Sourin A. Function-based Extension of VRML and X3D. Computer Graphics & Geometry, 8:(3), 2006
  27. Liu Q, Sourin A. Function-defined Shape Metamorphoses in Visual Cyberworlds. The Visual Computer, Springer, 22(12): 977-990, 2006 
  28. Prasolova-Førland E, Sourin A, Sourina O. Cybercampuses: Design Issues and Future Directions. The Visual Computer, Springer, 22(12), December: 1015-1028, 2006
  29. Sourin A, Sourina O, Prasolova-Førland E. Cyber-learning in Cyberworlds. Journal of Cases on Information Technology, Idea Group Publishing, 8(4), Oct-Dec: 55-70, 2006
  30. Liu Q, Sourin A, Function-based Shape Modelling Extension of the Virtual Reality Modelling Language, Computers & Graphics, Elsevier,30(4): August, 2006
  31. Kulish V, Sourin A, Sourina O. Analysis and Visualization of Human Electroencephalograms Seen as Fractal Time Series. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine & Biology, World Scientific, 6(2), June: 175-188, 2006
  32. Sourin A. Virtual Campus - It is Fun and Educational. Leonardo Electronic Almanac. MIT.13(6-7), 2005
  33. Kulish V, Sourin A, Sourina O. Human Electroencephalograms Seen as Fractal Time Series: Mathematical Analysis and Visualization. Computers in Biology and Medicine, Elsevier, 36(3): 291-302, 2005     
  34. Sourin A. Nanyang Technological University Virtual Campus. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 24(6): 6-8, 2004                                           
  35. Sourin A. Functionally Based Virtual Embossing. The Visual Computer, Springer, 17(4): 258-271, 2001                                                                                                      
  36. Pasko A, Savchenko V, Sourin A. Synthetic Carving with Implicit Surface Primitives. Computer Aided Design, Elsevier, 33(5): 379-388, 2001              
  37. Sourin A, Sourina O, Howe TS. Virtual Orthopedic Surgery Training. IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, 20(3): 6-9, 2000                                   
  38. Sourin A, Sourina O, Howe TS. Virtual Orthopedic Surgery Training on Personal Computer. International Journal of Information Technology, 6(1): 16-29, 2000
  39. Sourin A, Pasko A. Function Representation for Sweeping by a Moving Solid. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer, 2(1): 11-18, 1996    
  40. Sourin A, Pasko A. Using Real Functions with Application to Hair Modeling. Computers and Graphics, Elsevier, 20(1): 11-19, 1996
  41. Pasko A, Adzhiev V, Sourin A, Savchenko V. Function representation in geometric modeling: concepts, implementation and applications. The Visual Computer, Springer, 11(8): 429-446, 1995

Selected Conference Papers (out of 108)

  1. Cui J., Sourin A. Interactive Shape Modeling Using Leap Motion Controller. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2017, Technical Briefs, Bangkok, Thailand, 27-30 November 2017 (in print)
  2. Koa M.D., Johan H., and Sourin A. Voxel-Based Interactive Rendering of Translucent Materials under Area Lights Using Sparse Samples. In. Proc. 2017 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, Chester, UK, 20-22 September 2017, 56-63, 2017.
  3. Zhang X., Ningshuang C., Sourin A., Adding a Sense of Touch to Online Shopping: Does it Really Help? Computer Graphics International 2017, CGI 2017, 27-30 June 2017, Yokohama, ACM
  4. Rasool S., Hou X, Liu Y, Sourin A, Sourina O. Assessing Haptic Video Interaction with Neurocognitive Tools, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2016), Budapest, 3057-3062, 2016.
  5. Cui J.,  Kuijper A. and Sourin A., Exploration of Natural Free-Hand Interaction for Shape Modeling using Leap Motion Controller. In. Proc. 2016 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, Chongqing, China, 28-30 Sept., 2016, 41-48.
  6. Zhang X., Goesele M., and Sourin A., Haptic Interaction with a Polygon Mesh Reconstructed from Images. In. Proc. 2016 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, Chongqing, China, 28-30 Sept., 2016, 49-56.
  7. Koa MD, Johan H. and Sourin A., Interactive Screenspace Stream-Compaction Fragment Rendering of Direct Illumination from Area Lights. In. Proc. 2016 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, Chongqing, China, 28-30 Sept., 2016, 57-64.
  8. Edelsbrunner J.,  Havemann S.,  Sourin A. and Fellner D., Procedural Modeling on Round Building Geometry. In. Proc. 2016 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, Chongqing, China, 28-30 Sept., 2016, 81-88. 
  9. Cui J., Kuijper A, Sourin A. Understanding people’s mental models of mid-air interaction for virtual assembly and shape modelling, Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents, CASA 2016, ACM,139-146, doi: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2915926.2919330.
  10. Cui J., Fellner D., Kuijper A, Sourin A. Mid-Air Gestures for Virtual Modeling with Leap Motion, Proceedings of HCI2016, Toronto, Canada, 17 - 22 July 2016, N. Streitz and P. Markopoulos (Eds.): DAPI 2016, LNCS 9749, pp. 221–230, 2016., DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-39862-4 21
  11. Weng B., Sourin A. Towards Meniscus Elasticity Simulation in Virtual Knee Arthroscopy, The 7th International Conference on Multimedia, Computer Graphics and Broadcasting, MULGRAB 2015, 25-28 November, Jeju Island, Korea, IEEE CPS, 22-27, 2016. doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MulGraB.2015.16
  12. Rasool S., Sourin A. Haptic Interaction with Video Streams Containing Depth Data, In Proc 2015 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, 173-180, 2015. 
  13. Weng B., Sourin A. Virtual Meniscus Examination in Knee Arthroscopy Training, 28th Annual Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA2015), 11-13 May, 2015.
  14. Cui J., Sourin A. Feasibility Study on Free Hand Geometric Modelling using Leap Motion in VRML/X3D. In Proc 2014 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, 55-62, 2014
  15. Chen K., Zhang X., Rasool S., Johan H., and Sourin A. Multisensory Experience with Images. In Proc 2014 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, 389-392, 2014
  16. Edelsbrunner J, Krispel U, Havemann S, Sourin A and Fellner DW. Constructive Roof Geometry, In Proc 2014 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, 63-70, 2014
  17. Rasool S., Sourin A, Pestrikov V., Kagda F. Virtual Knee Arthroscopy using Haptic Devices and Real Surgical Images, 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2014), LNCS 8529 “Digital Human Modeling and applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management”, Springer, pp.436-447, 2014.
  18. Rasool S., Sourin A., Pestrikov V., Kagda F. Modeling Arthroscopic Camera with Haptic Devices in Image-based Virtual Environments, In Proc 2014 IEEE Haptics Symposium (Haptics 2014), 24-26 February, pp. 403-408, 2014.
  19. Rasool S., Sourin A., Xia P., Weng B., Kagda F., Towards Hand-Eye Coordination Training in Virtual Knee Arthroscopy, In Proc 19th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST2013), ACM SIGGRAPH, Singapore, 6-9 October, 2013, pp.17-26.
  20. Pestrikov V., Sourin A., Towards Making Panoramic Images in Virtual Arthroscopy, In Proc 2013 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, IEEE Computer Society, Japan, 21-23 October, 2013, pp. 48-51.
  21. Rasool S., Sourin A., Image-driven Haptic Rendering in Virtual Environments, In Proc 2013 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, IEEE Computer Society, Japan, 21-23 October, 2013, pp. 286-293.
  22. Rasool S, Sourin A, Kagda F, Image-driven Haptic Simulation of Arthroscopic Surgery, MMVR 2013, pp.337-343.
  23. Yasmin S, Sourin A, A New Approach to Virtual Palpation, ACM VRCAI 2012, pp. 203-211.
  24. Xia P, Sourin A, Design and Implementation of a Haptics-based Virtual Venepuncture Simulation and Training System, ACM VRCAI 2012, pp.25-28.
  25. Lai D, Sourin A, Interactive Visualization of Mathematics in 3D Web, In Proc 2012 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, Darmstadt, 25-27 Sept, 2012, IEEE Press, pp.122-129.
  26. Yasmin S, Sourin A, Virtual Palpation for Medical Training in Cyberworlds, In Proc 2012 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, Darmstadt, 25-27 Sept, 2012, IEEE Press, pp. 207-214.
  27. Yasmin S, Sourin A, Towards Virtual Haptic Palpation, In Proc. The 25th Int. Conf. on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA’2012), ISBN 978-981-07-2222-7, pp. 21-24.
  28. Rasool S, Sourin A. Tangible Arthroscopic Images, Computer Graphics International (CGI 2012), Bournemouth, UK, 2012, ISBN 978-1-85899-283-9.
  29. Sourin A, Yasmin S. Haptic Editing of MRI Brain Data. In Proc. Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR 2012, February 2012, pp. 490-496.
  30. Rasool S, Sourin A. Tangible Images. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2011, Technical Sketch, ACM, December 2011.                                                                                           
  31. Lai D, Sourin A. Visual Immersive Mathematics in 3D Web. In Proc ACM VRCAI 2011, December 2011, ACM, pp. 519-525.
  32. Rasool S, Sourin A. Haptic Interaction with 2D Images. In Proc ACM VRCAI 2011, December 2011, ACM, pp.13-22
  33. Wei L, Sourin A. Function-based Haptic Interaction in Cyberworlds. In Proc 2011 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, IEEE, pp. 217-221, 201
  34. Wei L, Sourin A, Stocker H. A Framework for Visual and Haptic Collaboration in Shared Virtual Spaces, 6th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2010), Las Vegas, 27 Nov – 1 Dec, 2010.
  35. Sourin A., Yasmin S., Zagorodnov V. Segmentation of MRI Brain Data using a Haptic Device, The 10th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB 2010), 2010.
  36. Leon Ho CWL, Sourin A. Setting Cyber-Instructors in Cyberspace. In Proc 2010 Int conf on Cyberworlds, IEEE, pp. 314-318, 2010
  37. Wei L, Sourin A. Haptic Rendering of Mixed Haptic Effects. In Proc 2010 Int conf on Cyberworlds, IEEE, pp. 38-45, 2010.
  38. Rasool S, Sourin A. Towards Tangible Images and Video in Cyberworlds – Function-based Approach. In Proc 2010 Int conf on Cyberworlds, IEEE, pp. 92-96, 2010.
  39. Pang M-Y, Sheng Y, Sourin A, Gonzáes Castro G, Ugail H. Automatic Reconstruction and Web Visualization of Complex PDE Shapes. In Proc 2010 Int conf on Cyberworlds, IEEE, pp. 97-104, 2010.
  40. Wei L, Sourin A, Stocker H. Collaboration in 3D Shared Spaces using X3D and VRML. In Proc. 2009 Int. Conf. on Cyberworlds, Bradford, 7-11 Sept, 2009. pp 36-42, 2009.
  41. Ugail H, Castro GG, Sourin A, Sourina O. Towards a Definition of Virtual Objects with Partial Differential Equations. In Proc. 2009 Int. Conf. on Cyberworlds, Bradford, 7-11 Sept, 2009. pp. 138-145, 2009.
  42. Wei L, Sourin A, Stocker H. Function-based haptic collaboration in X3D. Web3D 2009, 16-17 June, Darmstadt, Germany, pp.15-23, 2009.
  43. Sourina O, Sourin A, Kulish V. EEG Data Driven Animation and its Application. Comp. Vision / Comp Graphics Techniques and Collaboration (Mirage 2009), May, INRIA, France, 2009.
  44. Levinski K, Sourin A, Zagorodnov V. 3D Visualization and Segmentation of Brain MRI Data. 2009 International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2009), Lisboa, Portugal, 5-8 February, pp. 111-118, 2009.
  45. Levinski K, Sourin A, Zagorodnov V. 3D Interactive Segmentation of Brain MRI, International Workshop on Advanced Image Technology (IWAIT) 2009.
  46. Sourin A, Wei L. Visual Immersive Haptic Rendering on the Web. 7th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry, VRCAI 2008, 8-9 December http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1477862.1477890, 2008
  47. Sourina O, Kulish VV, Sourin A Novel Tools for Quantification of Brain Responses to Music Stimuli. Proc 13th Int. Conf. on Biomedical Engineering (ICBME 2008), 3-6 Dec 2008, Singapore
  48. Ugail H, Sourin A. Partial Differential Equations for Function based Geometry Modelling within Visual Cyberworlds. 2008 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, IEEE CS, pp. 224-231, 2008
  49. Nguyen HA, Sourin A, Aswani P. Physically Based Hydraulic Erosion Simulation on Graphics Processing Unit. ACM Graphite’07, pp. 257-264, 2007.
  50. Wei L, Sourin A, Sourina O. Function-based Haptic Interaction in Cyberworlds. 2007 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, 24-27 October, Hannover, IEEE CS, pp. 225-232, 2007.
  51. Lee BS, Sourin A, Chia LT, Chan KY, Hung T, Ho QT, Wei J, Oh D, Miller S, Zhang J, Chong A, Levinski K. Rendering-On-Demand Service Across Heterogeneous Grid Environment. Proc 3rd Int w/s on Grid Computing and Applications, GCA 2007. Biopolis, Singapore, 5-8 June, 2007, World Scientific, pp 91-103.
  52. Kulish VV, Sourin A, Sourina O. Fractal Spectra and Visualization of the Brain Activity Evoked by Olfactory Stimuli. The 9th Asian Symposium on Visualization, Hong Kong, 4-8 June, 2007. pp.37-1:8, 2007
  53. Sourin A. Hybrid Function-based Shape Modeling and Web Visualization. (Keynote Talk) 2006 Int Conf on Cyberworlds, IEEE CS, pp. 12-13, 2006
  54. Sourina O, Sourin A. Web-based Orthopedic Training and Preoperative Planning. 1st Singaporean-French Biomedical Imaging Workshop, Biopolis, pp.33-34, 12-13 October 2006
  55. Chong A, Sourin A, Levinski K. Grid-based Computer Animation Rendering. ACM Graphite’06, pp.39-47, 2006
  56. Chong A, Levinski K, Sourin A. Interactive Grid-based Free-Form Shape Modeling. IEEE CCGrid, pp. 253-256, 2006
  57. Liu Q, Sourin A. Function-based Shape Modeling and Visualization in X3D. ACM Web3D, pp. 131-141, 2006
  58. Liu Q, Sourin A. Function-defined Shape Metamorphoses in VRML. 3rd International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Australasia and Southeast Asia, ACM GRAPHITE 2005. ACM Press, pp. 339-346, 2005
  59. Sourina O, Sourin A, Howe TS. Orthopaedics Surgery Simulation. Proc 7th Annual NTU-SGH Symposium 2005, Singapore General Hospital, ISBN 981-05-3996-7, p. 40, 2005
  60. Liu Q, Sourin A. Function-based Time-dependent Shape Modeling on the Web. Proc 2005 Int Conf on Cyberworlds. IEEE CS, pp. 35-42, 2005
  61. Prasolova-Førland E, Sourin A, Sourina O. Place Metaphors in Educational Cyberworlds: a Virtual Campus Case Study. Proc 2005 Int Conf on Cyberworlds. IEEE CS, pp. 221-228, 2005
  62. Sourin A. From a Small Formula to Cyberworlds, ICCSA 2005, TSCG’2005, Singapore, LNCS, Springer, ISSN 0302-9743, pp. 983-992, May 9-12,2005
  63. Kulish VV, Chan WK, Sourin AI. Visualization of Momentum Waves in a Flat Nano-Channel. The 8th Asian Symposium on Visualization, Chiangmai, THAILAND, pp.23 -27 May, 2005
  64. Liu Q, Sourin A.  Function-based Representation of Complex Geometry and Appearance”, ACM SIGGRAPH Web3D 2005 Symposium, Bangor, UK, pp. 123-134, 29 March-1 April, 2005
  65. Liu Q, Sourin A. Analytically-defined Collaborative Shape Modeling in VRML. 2004 International Conference on Cyberworlds, IEEE CS, pp. 70-77, 2004
  66. Levinski K, Sourin A. Interactive Function-Based Shape Modeling for Cyberworlds. 2004 International Conference on Cyberworlds, IEEE CS, 2004, pp.521-528, 2004
  67. Kulish V, Sourin A. Simulation and Visualization of Thermal Wave Propagation in Subnano-Scales. Fast Laser Heating Of Solid Materials. The 7th Asian Symposium on Visualization, 2003
  68. Sourin A, Lai FM, Levinski K. Web Visualization of Function-defined Shapes. Second International Workshop on Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling, CGGM'2003, 2003, vol 2669 / 2003, LNCS, Springer, ISSN: 0302-9743, pp. 428 – 437, January 2003
  69. Lai FM, Sourin A, Levinski K. Function-based 3D Web Visualization. CyberWorlds: Theory and Practice 2002, IEEE CS, pp. 428-435, 2002
  70. Lai FM, Sourin A. Function-defined Shape Node for VRML. Eurographics 2002, Short Presentations, pp. 207-216, 2002                                             
  71. Levinski K, Sourin A. Interactive Function-based Artistic Shape Modeling. CyberWorlds: Theory and Practice 2002, IEEE CS, pp. 521-528, 2002
  72. Levinski K, Sourin A. Interactive Polygonisation for Function-based Modelling. Eurographics 2002, Short Presentation, pp. 71-79, 2002                                       
  73. Kulish V,.Sourin A. Simulation and Visualisation of the Micro-Particle Distribution Effects on Gas Diffusion in Human Lungs. 10th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, Kyoto, Japan, August 26-29, 2002, pp. 40, the whole article is in CD
  74. Kulish V, A.Sourin. Simulation and Visualization of Thermal Wave Propagation in Pico-Scales. 10th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 257, the whole article is in the CD, August 26-29,2002
  75. Levinski K, Sourin A. Virtual Function-based Artistic Shape Modeling. Virtual Environments of Personal Computers, VEonPC 2002, pp. 52-59, 2002
  76. Lai FM, Sourin A, Levinski K. Web Visualization of the Function-defined Virtual Worlds. Virtual Environments on Personal Computers, VEonPC 2002, pp. 60-67, 2002
  77. Sourin A, Sourina O. Virtual Computer Art on Personal Computer. Virtual Environment on Personal Computers (VEonPC) Protvino - Baikal Lake, pp. 78-85, 2001
  78. Sourina O, Sourin A, Klimenko S. Virtual Orthopaedic Surgery on Personal Computer. Virtual Environments on Personal Computers (VEonPC), Protvino - Baikal Lake, pp. 86-93, 2001
  79. Sourin A. Functionally Based Virtual Computer Art. 2001 ACM Symposium on Interactive Computer Graphics, ACM I3D 2001, Research Triangle Park, NC, pp. 77-84, March 19-21, 2001
  80. Kulish V, Sourin A, Lage JL. On Visualization of Three-Dimensional Unsteady Simulation of Alveolar Respiration. 6th Asian Symposium on Visualization (ASV6), pp. 171-174, 2731 May, 2001
  81. Kulish V, Sourin A, Lage JL. Simulation and Visualization of Gas Diffusion in Human Lungs. IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling (ASM2001), Marbella, Spain, pp. 158-163, 4-7 September, 2001
  82. Sourin A, Sourina O, Klimenko S, Howe TS. Orthopedic Surgery Training on Personal Computer. GraphiCon’2000, Moscow, Russia, pp. 234-241, 28 August-2 September, 2000
  83. Sourin A, Sourina O. Orthopaedic Surgery Simulation. Applied Informatics’99, Innsbruck, February 15-18, 1999, pp. 234-237, September 7-11, 1998
  84. Sourin A, Pasko A, Savchenko V. Advanced Techniques of Functionally Based Shape Modeling with Applications in Computer Art. The 8-th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Visualization GraphiCon'98 Moscow, pp. 25-30, September 7-11, 1998
  85. Sourin A. Computer-Aided Synthetic Carving. Visual Computing '98 (April 20-24 1998, Mexico City), UNAM, Mexico, Chapter 5, 1998
  86. Sourin A, Sourina O. Virtual Simulation of Orthopaedic Surgery Training. Joint workshop on Computer Graphics with ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology 1998, VRST’98, Taipei, Taiwan,  pp. 48-51, November 2-5, 1998
  87. Savchenko V, Pasko A, Kunii TL, Sourin A. Volume Modeling: Representations and Advanced Operations. CGI’98, Hannover, Germany, 1998, pp. 4-13, June 22-26, 1998
  88. Adzhiev V, Pasko A, Savchenko V, Sourin A. Modeling Shapes with F-rep. Shape Modeling International’97, Japan, Tutorial, March 3-6, 1997
  89. Sourin A, Adzhiev V, Pasko A, Savchenko V. Shape Modeling and Computer Graphics with Real Functions. GRAPHICON-96, Saint Petersburg, Russia, pp. 208-213, July 1-5, 1996
  90. Sourin A, Pasko A. Function Representation for Sweeping by a Moving Solid. Int.Symposium on Solid Modeling'95, ACM SM’97, Utah, USA, pp. 383-395, 17-19 May, 1995
  91. Sourin A, Pasko A. Function Representation of Time-Dependent Set-Theoretic Operations. Int.Workshop Shape Modeling: Parallelism, Interactivity and Applications, Fukushima, Japan, pp. 25-29, 12-16 Sept., 1994
  92. Sourin A, Pasko A. Time-Dependent Set-Theoretic Operations for Functionally Represented Moving Solid. TENCON'94, Singapore, pp. 222-229, 22-26 August, 1994

Selected Books (out of 8)

Alexei Sourin, Computer Graphics: From a Small Formula to Cyberworlds. 3rd edition. Prentice Hall, Singapore, 2012.

Selected Book Chapters (out of 5)

  1. Sourin A. Shared Virtual and Augmented Environments. In Research and Development in the Academy, Creative Industries and Applications, ed. R.A. Earnshaw, Springer, pp. 49-63,ISBN 978-3-319-54080-1, 2017,
  2. Sourin A. Virtual Campus of Nanyang Tehcnological University. in Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies, ed. Subhasish Dasgupta, Information Science Publishing (Idea Group Inc.), ISBN 1591405637, pp. 478-481, 2005
  3. Kulish V, Dhanjoo N, Lua AC, Loh KM, Sourin A, Merryn T. Chapter on Visualisationin Human Respiration: Anatomy and Physiology. Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Simulation and Applications, WITpress, 2005

Edited Proceedings

  1. Sourin A., Proceedings 2016 International Conference on Cyberworlds. IEEE CS, 2016
  2. Kuijper A, Sourin A. Proceedings 2012 International Conference on Cyberworlds. IEEE CS, 2012
  3. Sourin A, Sourina O. Proceedings 2010 International Conference on Cyberworlds. IEEE CS, 2010
  4. Wolter K-F, Sourin A. Proceedings 2007 International Conference on Cyberworlds. IEEE CS, 2007
  5. Thalmann D, Sourin A. Proceedings 2006 International Conference on Cyberworlds. IEEE CS, 2006
  6. Kunii TL, Seah HS, Sourin A. Proceedings 2005 International Conference on Cyberworlds. IEEE CS, 2005
  7. Nakajima M, Hatori Y, Sourin A. Proceedings 2004 International Conference on Cyberworlds. IEEE CS, 2004
  8. Kunii TL, Seah HS, Sourin A. Proceedings 2003 International Conference on Cyberworlds. IEEE CS, 2003

Editorials

  1. Fujishiro I, Sourin A. Special section on Cyberworlds 2016, Computers & Graphics, Elsevier, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.cag.2017.02.006
  2. Sourin A. Special issue on Cyberworlds 2015, The Visual Computer, Springer, Oct, 2016.
  3. Sourin A. Special Issue on Cyberworlds 2015. Transactions on Computational Science, Springer, Sept, 2016
  4. Iglesias A., Shinya M., Galvez A. and Sourin A. Special Issue on Cyberworlds 2014. Transactions on Computational Science. 2015
  5. Gavrilova M., Sourin A. Special issue on Cyberworlds 2011, The Visual Computer, Springer, 29(2):97-98, 2013.
  6. Sourin A, Thalmann D, Sourina O. Special issue on Cyberworlds 2010. The Visual Computer, Springer, 27(4):249, 2011.
  7. Sourin A, Sourina O. Transactions on Computational Science, XII, LNCS 6670, Springer, 2011.
  8. Thalmann D, Sourin A, Editorial. The Visual Computer, Springer, 23(5):297-298, 2007.
  9. Sourin A. Introduction to the Special Issue on Cyberworlds. Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence, American Scientific Publishers, 2007.
  10. Sourin A. Cyberworlds and Education. Editorial Preface. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, IDEA Group, 2(4): i-iii, 2004
  11. Seah HS, Sourin A. Guest Editors' Introduction. Computers and Graphics, Elsevier, 28(4): 465-466, 2004


Invited and Keynote Talks

  1. "Visual Immersive Mathematics. From Ancient Greeks to Digital Natives", TU Darmstadt, Germany, 15 December 2015.
  2. “Nanyang Technological University and New Media”. AOTULE 2015, NTU, 2 November 2015.
  3. “Using haptic devices in medical research and training”, Medical Computing Symposium, Singapore-Germany, NTU, September 2015.
  4. “Tangible Images”, conference "Digital Culture & Creative Industry Forum 2015", Hangzhou, Zhejiang Normal University, China, 30 May 2015.
  5. “Tangible Images”, conference "Fusion of Image and Graphics & HCI", Hangzhou, Zhejiang University, China, 28 May 2015.
  6. “Tangible Images”, symposium "The Art of 3D Stereo Media" at NTU School of ADM, 22 April 2015.
  7. “Digital Revolutions and their Implications. From Athenians to Avatars”, Rotary Club of Singapore, 5 November 2014.
  8. “Image-driven Simulation of Knee Arthroscopy”, Workshop-Summer School on 3D Virtual Patients, IMI-NTU, Singapore, 5 November, 2012
  9. "Visual Immersive Mathematics and Tangible Images", Graz University of Technology, 28 September, 2012.
  10. "Medical Training Projects at SCE Lab of Immersive Math in Fraunhofer IDM@NTU",  TTSH-NTU Joint Seminar, Singapore, 16 May 2012
  11. "Visual Immersive Mathematics and Tangible Images", Nanjing Normal University, 27 February, 2012.
  12. "Tangible images", Interactive Digital Media Symposium, Fusionopolis, Singapore, August 2, 2011
  13. "Visual and haptic rendering. Function-based approach", COST D37 Action “GridChem” ELAMS-QDYN Joint WG Meeting, Thessaloniki, Greece, 27 May, 2010
  14. "Function-based interactive digital media", Microsoft Research Asia eHeritage workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, May 18-19, 2010
  15. "Visual and haptic rendering in shared virtual worlds", ICCSA 2010, Fukuoka, Japan, 25 March 2010

  16. "Cyberworlds and games" at the 8th National Conference on Virtual Reality and Visualization, CCVRV'2008, Fuzhou, China, 19 September 2008

  17. "Cyberworlds and games" at the 2nd National Conference on Education Games and Virtual Reality, EGVR'2008, Hangzhou, China, 21 September 2008
  18. "Function-based web visualization and haptic rendering" at the 2nd Workshop on Digital Media and its Application in Museum & Heritage,Chongqing, China, 11 Dec 2007

  19. "Cyberworlds: reality and trends" at the 5th conference of Digital Library and cultural/natural legacy digitization”, Suzhou, China, 9 Dec 2007

  20. "Cyberworlds: reality and trends. Function-based web visualization and haptic rendering" at the State Key Lab of CAD&CG. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 7 Dec 2007

  21. "Cyberworlds: reality and trends. Function-based web visualization and haptic rendering" at the School of Software Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 6 Dec 2007

  22. "Function-based shape modeling and web visualization" at the 2006 International conference on Cyberworlds, Lausanne, 28-29 November, 2006.

  23. “Function-based shape modeling, web visualization and media grid applications” at the University of Manchester, Visualization Centre, 22 September 200

  24. “Function-based shape modeling, web visualization and media grid applications” at the University of Leeds, School of Computing, 25 September 2006

  25. “Function-based shape modeling, web visualization and media grid applications” at the University of Wales, Bangor, School of Computer Science, 26 September 2006

  26. “Function-based shape modeling, web visualization and media grid applications” at the University of Wales, Swansea, Dept of Computer Science, 28 September 2006.

  27. "From a small formula to cyberworlds" at TSCG'2005 workshop of ICCSA'2005, 9-12 May, 2005.

  28. "From a small formula to cyberworlds" at the first ICT Regional Workshop on VR, Korea, Seoul, 17-20 January, 2005.

  29. “Virtual Orthopedic Surgery” at Singapore General Hospital , November, 1998.

  30. “Function Based Virtual Computer Art” at 7th PRIS Seminar in NUS on 01 Aug 2001.

  31. ” Function Representation of Time-Dependent Set-Theoretic Operations”  at Int. Workshop "Shape Modeling: Parallelism, Interactivity and Applications", Fukushima, Japan, 12-16 Sept., 1994.

Research Students

 


Current PhD students:

  1. Bin Weng "Efficient modeling human tissues for virtual simulation of minimally invasive surgery", 2012-currently

  2. Zhang Xingzi "Image-driven Haptic Interaction" (with Prof. Michael Goesele, TU Darmstadt), 2013-currently

  3. Cui Jian, "Function-based Shape Modelling" (with Prof. Arjan Kuijper, TU Darmstadt),  2013-currently

  4. Johannes Edelsbrunner “Domain Specific Procedural Modeling of 3D Shapes” (with Dr. Sven Havemann, TU Graz)
  5. Mohammad Chegini "Visual Interactive Data Analyzis Supported by Novel Interaction Modalities" (with Prof Tobias Schrek, TU Graz), 2017-currently
  6. Dai Wenting "Automated Smart Manufacturing Control Based on Image Processing and Machine Learning" (with Dr. Marius Erdt, Fraunhofer Singapore), 2017-currently

Graduated PhD students:

  1. Konstantin Levinski "Interactive Function-based Shape Modeling", 2001-2007

  2. Liu Qi "Function-based Web Visualization", 2004-2007

  3. Wei Lei "Function-based Collaborative Shape Modeling and Visualization", 2006-2011

  4. Shahzad Rasool "Virtual Touch", 2010-2014

  5. Lai Danbo "Interactive Shape Modeling for Mathematics Visualization", 2009-2014
  6. Chen Kan “Animation and Rendering of Interactive Vegetation “ (with Dr. Henry Johan, Fraunhofer Singapore), 2011-2016
  7. Koa Ming Di, “Efficient Photorealistic Rendering of Translucent Materials” (with Dr. Henry Johan, Fraunhofer Singapore), 2011-2017

Graduated MEng (by research) students:

  1. Konstantin Levinski "Interactive Function-based Shape Modeling", 2001-2002
  2. Lai Feng Min "Function-based 3D Web Visualization", 2000-2002
  3. Vasily Volkov "Modelling and animation of cloth objects", 2001-2002 (with Prof Li Ling, Curtin University)
  4. Nguyen Hoang Anh, David "Improving Visual Quality of Synthetic Terrain using Weathering Simulation", 2006-2008
  5. Sundar Roman, "Efficient Terrain Triangulation and Modification for Games Applications", (with Prof Zheng Jianmin, NTU), 2006-2009
  6. Anthony Chong "Grid-based Shape Modeling and Visualization", 2004-2010
  7. Ho Chiau Wai "Intelligent Cyber-instructors", 2009-2012
  8. Teo Cheng Chuan "Cyber-learning with Cyber-instructors", 2007-2013

Postdocs

  1. Dr. Konstantin Levinski (Research Associate, 2008-2009)
  2. Dr. Yun Sheng (Research Fellow, 2009-2011)
  3. Dr. Lei Wei (Research Associate, 2010-2011)
  4. Dr. Shamima Yasmin (Research Associate, 2010-2013)
  5. Dr. Pingjun Xia (Research Fellow, 2012-2013)
  6. Dr. Shahzad Rasool (Research Fellow, 2014-2016)