about me

I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at New York University's Courant Institute, working with Prof. Denis Zorin in the Media Research Lab. I am a 2010 recipient of the CRA Computing Innovation Fellowship.

I was formerly a Ph.D. student in the Computer Graphics Group at Columbia University, which I attended on a 2005 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. I was advised by Eitan Grinspun.

My research interests are in physical simulation, contact mechanics, numerical methods, modern geometry, and computer animation.

My CV is available here.

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  • New York University
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  • New York, NY 10003
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publications
  • Subspace Integration with Local Deformations

    David Harmon and Denis Zorin.
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2013).
    [PDF] [MP4] [CODE]

  • Asynchronous Contact Mechanics (CACM Research Highlights)

    David Harmon, Etienne Vouga, Breannan Smith, Rasmus Tamstorf, Eitan Grinspun.
    Communications of the ACM, pp. 102-109, April 2012.
    [PDF]

  • Interference Aware Geometric Modeling

    David Harmon, Daniele Panozzo, Olga Sorkine, Denis Zorin.
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2011).
    [PDF] [MP4] [CODE]

  • Asynchronous Integration with Phantom Meshes

    David Harmon, Qingnan Zhou, Denis Zorin.
    ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 2011.
    [PDF] [BIB] [CODE]

  • Asynchronous Variational Contact Mechanics

    Etienne Vouga, David Harmon, Rasmus Tamstorf, Eitan Grinspun.
    Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2011.
    [PDF] [BIB]

  • Robust, Efficient, and Accurate Contact Algorithms

    David Harmon. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, 2010.

  • Asynchronous Contact Mechanics

    David Harmon, Etienne Vouga, Breannan Smith, Rasmus Tamstorf, Eitan Grinspun.
    ACM Transaction on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2009).
    [PDF] [BIB] [CODE] [PROJECT] [MOV]

  • Robust Treatment of Simultaneous Collisions

    David Harmon, Etienne Vouga, Rasmus Tamstorf, Eitan Grinspun.
    ACM Transaction on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2008).
    [PDF] [BIB] [PROJECT] [MOV]

  • Efficient Simulation of Inextensible Cloth

    Rony Goldenthal, David Harmon, Raanan Fattal, Michel Bercovier, Eitan Grinspun.
    ACM Transaction on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2007).
    [PDF] [BIB] [PROJECT] [MOV]

  • Discrete Quadratic Curvature Energies
    (CAGD Most Cited Paper Award 2010)

    Max Wardetzky, Miklos Bergou, David Harmon, Denis Zorin, Eitan Grinspun. Computer Aided Geometric Design 2007.
    [PDF] [BIB] [PROJECT]

  • A Quadratic Bending Model for Inextensible Surfaces

    Miklos Bergou, Max Wardetzky, David Harmon, Denis Zorin, Eitan Grinspun. Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing pp. 227-230, June 2006.
    [PDF] [BIB] [PROJECT] [AVI]

miscellaneous

I have been an active scuba diver for several years now and am currently a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (#268470).

I also run an increasingly popular scuba diving blog in my spare time.