David E. Breen


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Professor
Associate Department Head for Graduate Affairs
Department of Computer Science
College of Computing and Informatics
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office : 3675 Market Street, Room 1177
Office # : (215) 895-1626
Dept. # : (215) 895-2669
FAX # : (215) 895-0545
david AT cs.drexel.edu

 

News

My PhD student Joel Pepper has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

I am guest co-editing (along with Jim McCann of CMU and Mariana Popescu of ETH) a special issue of the journal Computer Aided Design on Computational Modeling, Design and Fabrication for Textiles.
The deadline for submitting papers to the special issue is September 30, 2021.

I have recently joined the editorial board of the International Journal of Modeling and Optimization.

My former 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 is led by MIT.
Go here for more information.
AFFOA and the State of Pennsylvania recently established a Fabric Discovery Center here at Drexel.
Here is a recent story that describes the research being conducted at the Center for Functional Fabrics.

Check out "Level Set Morphing Goes to Hollywood!"

Enjoy some "math humor!"

 

I am affiliated with the Center for Functional Fabrics, Metadata Research Center, and the Center for Biological Discovery from Big Data.

I collaborate with five research teams:

I am the Program Co-Chair for the 2021 6th International Conference on Biomedical Signal and Image Processing.
I am currently on the Program Committee of
      the 2021 Conference on Artificial Life,
      the 2021 International Conference on System Modeling and Optimization,
      the 2021 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), and
      the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine.


Teaching


Research Interests

Geometry is the technical thread that runs through most of my research. This may include geometric computation, geometric modeling, and geometric analysis.
Having studied physics as an undergraduate, physics-based modeling also is a frequent theme in my research, which can be seen in my energy-based optimization and simulation work.

Since I am fascinated by living systems and how they develop, I have worked extensively with biologists, biomedical engineers and physicians. This interest has led to my research efforts in 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:

Here is an overview of my research activities/expertise.

My research is funded by the National Science Foundation and US Army Manufacturing Technology Program.


Publications List        Selected Ray-Traced Images


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


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Last modified on September 12, 2021.