Barbara Solenthaler

Fellowship
Hans Fischer Fellow

Institution
ETH Zürich

Department
Department of Computer Science

Host
Nils Thuerey

Short CV

Barbara Solenthaler is a senior research scientist at the Computer Graphics Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where she is heading the simulation and animation group. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Zurich. She is also affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study at the Technical University of Munich, where she holds a Hans Fischer Fellowship. Her research focuses on physics simulations and animations for computer graphics applications, including visual effects, games, interactive design processes, virtual reality and biomedical computing. She is particularly interested in methods for efficient, robust and artist-controllable simulations, and uses deep learning for physics simulations to transform and simplify existing workflows and computations. She regularly serves on technical program committees of major graphics conferences including ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics and ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation. She was a conference chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation in 2016 and poster chair of Eurographics 2015. She has received multiple Swiss research grants, holds multiple US patents, and has co-founded the company Apagom AG that provides a real-time fluid engine using machine learning technologies. She was recently elected as a member of the GI focus group animation and simulation.

Selected Awards

2019 Hans Fischer Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University of Munich

2017 Best Paper Awards of Educational Data Mining

2016 ACM Recognition of Service Award

2014-2019 Recipient of SNSF, ETH and Innosuisse research grants

2011 Best Paper Awards Virtual Reality Interaction and Physical Simulation

2010 Nominated for the GI Dissertation Award

2009 2009 Fritz-Kutter Dissertation Award

Research Interests

Physics-based modeling and simulation, data-driven simulations, deep learning for physics, real-time computations and technologies, artist-controllable simulations

Selected Publications

  1. B. Kim, V. Azevedo, N. Thürey, T. Kim, Markus Gross, B. Solenthaler. Deep Fluids: A Generative Network for Parameterized Fluid Simulations. Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics), 2019. 


  2. B. Solenthaler, S. Klingler, T. Käser, M. Gross. Ten Years of Research on Intelligent Educational Games for Learning Spelling and Mathematics. Technical Report arXiv:1806.03257, 2018.
  3. L. Ladicky, S. Jeong, B. Solenthaler, M. Gross, M. Pollefeys. Data-driven Fluid Simulations using Regression Forests. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia), 34(6), 2015.
  4. M. Ihmsen, J. Orthmann, B. Solenthaler, A. Kolb, M. Teschner. SPH Fluids in Computer Graphics. STAR - State of The Art Report, Eurographics, 2014.
  5. M. Ihmsen, J. Cornelis, B. Solenthaler, C. Horvath and M. Teschner. Implicit Incompressible SPH. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(3), 2014.
  6. C. Horvath and B. Solenthaler. Mass Preserving Multi-Scale SPH. Pixar Technical Memo #13-04, 2013.
  7. N. Akinci, M. Ihmsen, G. Akinci, B. Solenthaler and M. Teschner. Versatile Rigid-Fluid Coupling for Incompressible SPH. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH), 31(4), 2012.
  8. B. Solenthaler and M. Gross. Two-Scale Particle Simulation. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH), 30(4), 2011.
  9. B. Solenthaler and R. Pajarola. Predictive-Corrective Incompressible SPH. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH), 28(3), 2009.

A full publication list can be found here.