Danny Kaufman

Senior Research Scientist


Danny’s research focuses on developing computational models and tools for animation, design, fabrication, geometry processing and physical simulation. His postdoctoral work was with Eitan Grinspun (C2G2) while his PhD was with Dinesh Pai (SSL).

For details and projects, take a look here.


Neural Re-Simulation for Generating Bounces in Single Images

Innamorati, C., Russell, B., Kaufman, D., Mitra, N. (Oct. 28, 2019)

ICCV 2019

MagicalHands: Mid-Air Hand Gestures for Animating in VR

Arora, R., Habib, R., Kaufman, D., Li, W., Singh, K. (Oct. 20, 2019)

UIST 2019

Decomposed Optimization Time Integrator for Large-Step Elastodynamics

Li, M., Gao, M., Langlois, T., Jiang, C., Kaufman, D. (Aug. 1, 2019)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2019)

REDMAX: Efficient and Flexible Approach for Articulated Dynamics

Wang, Y., Weidner, N., Baxter, M., Hwang, Y., Kaufman, D., Sueda, S. (Aug. 1, 2019)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2019)

EigenFit for Consistent Elastodynamic Simulation Across Mesh Resolution

Chen, Y., Levin, D., Kaufman, D., Ascher, U., Pai, D. (Jul. 26, 2019)

SCA 2019

Bounce and Learn: Modeling Scene Dynamics with Real-World Bounces

Purushwalkam, S., Gupta, A., Kaufman, D., Russell, B. (May. 6, 2019)

ICLR 2019

OptCuts: Joint Optimization of Surface Cuts and Parameterization

Li, M., Kaufman, D., Kim, V., Solomon, J., Sheffer, A. (Nov. 15, 2018)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2018)

Blended Cured Quasi-Newton for Distortion Optimization

Zhu, Y., Bridson, R., Kaufman, D. (Aug. 1, 2018)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2018)

Perception-Aware Modeling and Fabrication of Digital Drawing Tools

Piovarci, M., Levin, D., Kaufman, D., Didyk, P. (Aug. 1, 2018)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2018)

Planar Interpolation with Extreme Deformation, Topology Change and Dynamics

Zhu, Y., Popović, J., Bridson, R., Kaufman, D. (Nov. 27, 2017)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2017)

Dynamics-Aware Numerical Coarsening For Fabrication Design

Chen, D., Levin, D., Matusik, W., Kaufman, D. (Aug. 1, 2017)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2017)

All’s Well That Ends Well: Guaranteed Resolution of Simultaneous Rigid-Body Impact

Vouga, E., Smith, B., Kaufman, D., Tamstorf, R., Grinspun, E. (Aug. 1, 2017)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2017)

Interactive Design and Stability Analysis of Decorative Joinery for Furniture

Yao, J., Kaufman, D., Gingold, Y., Agrawala, M. (Aug. 1, 2017)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2017)

Aesthetic Electronics: Designing, Sketching, and Fabricating Circuits through Digital Exploration

Lo, J., Torres, C., Yang, I., O'Leary, J., Kaufman, D., Li, W., Dontcheva, M., Paulos, E. (Oct. 17, 2016)

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)

Physics-driven Pattern Adjustment for Direct 3D Garment Editing

Bartle, A., Sheffer, A., Kim, V., Kaufman, D., Vining, N., Berthouzoz, F. (Aug. 1, 2016)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2016)

Artist-Directed Dynamics for 2D Animation

Bai, Y., Kaufman, D., Liu, C., Popović, J. (Aug. 1, 2016)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2016)

Simit: a Language for Physical Simulation

Kjølstad, F., Kamil, S., Ragan-Kelley, J., Levin, D., Sueda, S., Chen, D., Vouga, E., Kaufman, D., Kanwar, G., Matusik, W., Amarasinghe, S. (May. 1, 2016)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (presented at SIGGRAPH 2016)

Adaptive Nonlinearity for Collisions in Complex Rod Assemblies

Kaufman, D., Tamstorf, R., Smith, B., Aubry, J., Grinspun, E. (Aug. 1, 2014)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2014)

Parsing Sewing Patterns into 3D Garments

Berthouzoz, F., Garg, A., Kaufman, D., Grinspun, E., Agrawala, M. (Aug. 1, 2013)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2013)

Geometric Numerical Integration of Inequality Constrained Nonsmooth Hamiltonian Systems

Kaufman, D., Pai, D. (Oct. 9, 2012)

SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 34(5), 2012

Reflections on Simultaneous Impact

Smith, B., Kaufman, D., Vouga, E., Tamstorf, R., Grinspun, E. (Aug. 1, 2012)

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2012)