Henning Biermann

Computer Science Department
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
715 Broadway, Rm 1206
New York, NY 10012
phone: 212/998-3069
fax: 212/995-4122



Summer Intern, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
Initiated a project on intuitive surface editing. Designed and implemented algorithms fine-level feature editing of multiresolution subdivision surfaces. Summer, 2000

Instructor, New York University, New York, NY
Instructed recitation session for Computer Systems Organization II. Taught an introduction to the programming language C, prepared lecture notes, designed class projects and tutored students. Spring Term 1999

Research Assistant, New York University, New York, NY
Worked with Richard Cole on algorithm visualization. Designed concepts for educational visualizations explaining the correctness and analysis of complexity and running time. Implemented interactive online lecture notes on selected algorithms. 1997-1998

Summer Intern, MERL - A Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
Developed a search engine for Image Databases. Explored image representations and retrieval methods for queries by image content. Implemented a scheme using multiple regions of interest and studied retrieval accuracy theoretically and experimentally. Summer, 1998

Summer Intern, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
Designed and implemented algorithms for optimization problems in production planning. Worked with researchers to design models for a real-world grouping problem. Analyzed performance and approximation theoretically and experimentally. Summer, 1997

Teaching Assistant, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany
Assisted in teaching the graduate course Computer System Architectures. Prepared problem sets and solutions. Spring Term, 1996

Research Assistant, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany
Revised and edited the new version of the compiler design textbook: R. Wilhelm, D. Maurer. Übersetzerbau, Springer. 1994-1996


Luiz Velho, Ken Perlin, Lexing Ying, Henning Biermann. Procedural Shape Synthesis on Subdivision Surfaces. XIV Brazilian Symposium on Computer Graphics and Image Processing. 15-18 October 2001, Florianópolis, Brazil. To appear.
Journal version to be published in Computers & Graphics, Elsevier Science, Vol. 26, No. 6.

H. Biermann, I. M. Martin, D. Zorin, F. Bernardini. Sharp Features on Subdivision Surfaces. Pacific Graphics 2001 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo, Japan. October 16-18, 2001. To appear.

H. Biermann, D. Kristjansson, D. Zorin. Approximate Boolean Operations on Free-form Solids. SIGGRAPH 2001 Conference Proceedings. Los Angeles, California. August 12-16, 2001. 185-194.

L. Ying, A. Hertzmann, H. Biermann, D. Zorin. Texture and Shape Synthesis on Surfaces Proc. 12th Eurographics Workshop on Rendering. London, June 25-27, 2001.

H. Biermann, A. Levin, D. Zorin. Piecewise-smooth Subdivision Surfaces with Normal Control. SIGGRAPH 2000 Conference Proceedings. New Orleans, Louisiana. July 23-28, 2000. pp. 113-120.

Chris Bregler, Aaron Hertzmann, Henning Biermann. Recovering Non-Rigid 3D Shape from Image Streams. CVPR'00, June 2000.

Baback Moghaddam, Henning Biermann, Dimitris Margaritis. Image Retrieval with Local and Spatial Queries. International Conference on Image Processing ICIP 2000., Vancouver, Canada. September 2000.

Baback Moghaddam, Henning Biermann, Dimitris Margaritis. Regions-of-Interest and Spatial Layout in Content-based Image Retrieval. European Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing. CBMI'99. Toulouse, France. October 1999. Journal version published in Multimedia Tools & Applications, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 14, No. 3, July 2001.

Baback Moghaddam, Henning Biermann, Dimitris Margaritis. Defining Image Content with Multiple Regions-of-Interest. IEEE Workshop on Content-based Access of Image and Video Libraries (CBAIVL'99). CVPR'99. June 1999.

Henning Biermann, Aaron Hertzmann, Jon Meyer, Ken Perlin. Stateless Remote Environment Navigation with View Compression. NYU Technical Report 1999-784. April 1999.

Henning Biermann, Richard Cole. Comic Strips for Algorithm Visualization. NYU Technical Report, 1999-778. February 1999.

Henning Biermann, Jayant Kalagnanam. Approximation Algorithms for Grouping Problems. IBM T.J. Watson, RC21027. September 1997.



C++/C, Java, Matlab, Maple, ML, Scheme/Lisp, Ada, Prolog, Setl, VRML, HTML


Student Representative, New York University
Worked with Faculty and Students on departmental policies (PhD program requirements, Student Computer Network, etc). Organized Student Research Seminars. 1998-1999

Social Worker for mandatory civil service duty, Evangelische Kirchengemeinde, Alzey, Germany
Oversaw foreigners and refugees of the local community. Provided legal advice. Assisted in obtaining housing, schools and jobs. Offered integration support: Taught languages courses and lead multi cultural youth groups. 1992-1993


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