David E. Breen

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Associate Professor
Geometric Biomedical Computing Group
Department of Computer Science
College of Computing and Informatics
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office : 143 University Crossings
             3175 JFK Boulevard
Office # : (215) 895-1626
Dept. # : (215) 895-2669
FAX # : (215) 895-0545
david AT cs.drexel.edu



I participated in the Greater Philadelphia Smart Fabrics Conference held at Drexel on May 9th.
Go here for more info.

I have received a CURE Grant with Dr. Mark Zarella of DUCoM.

My MS student Rafael Campos has been profiled on the CCI web site.

I am part of the Drexel team that was awarded one of the National Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation!
Called AFFOA, the institute focuses on advanced fibers and textiles and will be led by MIT.
Go here for more information.
AFFOA recently announced that it will establish a Fabric Discovery Center here at Drexel.

Check out "Level Set Morphing Goes to Hollywood!"


I am affiliated with the   Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, the Center for Functional Fabrics,
and the Center for Biological Discovery from Big Data.

I collaborate with six research teams:

I am the Program Co-Chair for the 2018 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Technology.
I am currently on the Program Committee of
      the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO),
      the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, and
      the 2018 Conference on Artificial Life.


Research Interests

With my background in computer graphics, geometric modeling and visualization, I am now focusing my research efforts on geometric biomedical computing. This is a research area that lies at the intersection of biology, medicine, engineering and computer science, and one that develops algorithms and software to solve geometry-related computing problems for a variety of biomedical applications.

I am intrigued by the dynamic processes that aggregate small-scale, local interactions to produce large-scale, self-organizing macroscopic behavior and structures.

I have also returned to my technical roots (cloth modeling) by getting involved with the research at the Center for Functional Fabrics.
I am helping to develop computational technologies needed for the design of advanced textiles.

I am currently involved in five research projects:

My research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Center for Visual and Decision Informatics.

Selected Publications        Selected Ray-Traced Images

       My book, Cloth Modeling and Animation, (co-edited with Donald House) is available from AK Peters!

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Last modified on February 21, 2018.