Eran Guendelman, Ph.D.

Computer Vision Researcher, PrimeSense

Ph.D. (Computer Science), Stanford University, 2006
B.Math (Computer Science & Pure Mathematics), University of Waterloo, 2001

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Biography

I am currently working at PrimeSense as a computer vision researcher. PrimeSense develops depth sensors and computer vision middleware to enable natural interaction with computers and other devices. Our depth sensing technology has been incorporated into the XBox Kinect, ASUS Xtion, and Lenovo Eedoo CT510. Since joining in 2007, I have developed a number of depth-based tracking and gesture detection algorithms, including 3D full body tracking. See below for examples of some of this work.
From 2006 to 2007 I was a distinguished postdoctoral fellow in the Simbios Center at Stanford University. There I contributed to the development of OpenSim, software for simulation and analysis of musculoskeletal models.
I received my Ph.D. from the Computer Science department at Stanford University in 2006. My advisor was Ron Fedkiw, and my dissertation was on physically-based simulation of solids and solid-fluid coupling.
I received a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science and Pure Math from the University of Waterloo in 2001. Through Waterloo's co-op program, I got a chance to work at some interesting places as a part of my degree.

Before UW, I attended Thornhill Secondary School. Thornhill is just north of Toronto.

Work

Computer Vision at PrimeSense
See these videos for examples of some of the work I have been involved with while at PrimeSense. Some of these algorithms are available as part of the PrimeSense NiTE middleware (available here).
OpenSim: Open-Source Software to Create and Analyze Dynamic Simulations of Movement
S. L. Delp, F. C. Anderson, A. S. Arnold, P. Loan, A. Habib, C. T. John, E. Guendelman, and D. G. Thelen
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 54(11), pp. 1940-1950, 2007.
[paper] [sample OpenSim usage]
Physically Based Simulation of Solids and Solid-Fluid Coupling
E. Guendelman,
Ph.D. Thesis, Stanford University, 2006 [paper]
Efficient Simulation of Large Bodies of Water by Coupling Two and Three Dimensional Techniques
G. Irving, E. Guendelman, F. Losasso, and R. Fedkiw
ACM Transactions on Graphics. 25(3), pp. 805-811, 2006. (SIGGRAPH 2006)
[paper] [video]
Impulse-Based PD Control for Joints and Muscles
R. Weinstein, E. Guendelman, and R. Fedkiw
SIGGRAPH 2006 Sketch
[paper] [video]
Melting and Burning Solids into Liquids and Gases
F. Losasso, G. Irving, E. Guendelman, and R. Fedkiw
IEEE TVCG 12(3), pp. 343-352, 2006.
[paper] [video]
Coupling Water and Smoke to Thin Deformable and Rigid Shells
E. Guendelman, A. Selle, F. Losasso, and R. Fedkiw
ACM Transactions on Graphics. 24(3), pp. 973-981, 2005. (SIGGRAPH 2005)
[project] [paper] [slides] [video]
Nonconvex Rigid Bodies with Stacking
E. Guendelman, R. Bridson, and R. Fedkiw
ACM Transactions on Graphics. 22(3), pp. 871-878, 2003. (SIGGRAPH 2003)
[project] [paper] [slides] [video]