katherine breeden

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kbreeden [at]

I am a graduate student in the department of Computer Science at Stanford University, where I am advised by Pat Hanrahan. My undergrad was spent at Caltech, where I studied under Mathieu Desbrun in the Applied Geometry Lab. Go Beavers! My research interests include computer graphics, discrete differential geometry, and advanced sampling methods.


Polyhex Tiles F. Wachtel, A. Pilleboue, D. Coeurjolly, K. Breeden, G. Singh, G. Cathelin, F. de Goes, M. Desbrun, V. Ostromoukhov. Fast Tile-Based Adaptive Sampling with User-Specified Fourier Spectra. ACM Transactions on Graphics 33(4). (SIGGRAPH 2014) Project page with code, descriptive video, and supplementary materials.

P. BĂ©nard, F. Cole, M. Kass, I. Mordatch, J. Hegarty, M. Senn, K. Fleischer, D. Pesare, K. Breeden. Stylizing Animation By Example. ACM Transactions on Graphics 32(4). (SIGGRAPH 2013)

Stylized Animation
Factor graphs Y. Yeh, K. Breeden, L. Yang, M. Fisher, P. Hanrahan. Synthesis of Tiled Patterns using Factor Graphs. ACM Transactions on Graphics 2013 32(1).
F. de Goes, K. Breeden, V. Ostromoukhov, M. Desbrun. Blue Noise through Optimal Transport. ACM Transactions on Graphics 31(6) (SIGGRAPH Asia 2012). Project page with full code and additional results. Pears
Bone JW Ager, RK Nalla, KL Breeden, RO Ritchie. Deep-Ultraviolet Raman Spectroscopy Study of the Effect of Aging on Human Cortical Bone. J. Biomedical Optics, vol. 10(3) May 2005.


During the 2013-14 summer quarter I taught CS 148: Introduction to Computer Graphics and Imaging.

I also act as the department course assistant mentor, and as a teaching consultant for the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). For more information about teaching in the CS department, see the SUTACS website, or feel free to contact me directly.