Jernej Barbic is an associate professor of computer science at USC, working in the field of computer graphics and animation. In 2011, MIT Technology Review named him of the Top 35 Innovators under the age of 35 in the world (TR35). Jernej is the author of Vega FEM, an free C/C++ software physics library for deformable object simulation. He received his Ph.D. from CMU, and did postdoctoral research at MIT CSAIL. His research interests include computer graphics, animation, fast physics, special effects for film, medical simulation, FEM deformable objects, haptics, sound simulation, and model reduction and control of nonlinear systems. Jernej is a NSF CAREER Award winner, a Sloan Research Fellow, and holds a Viterbi Early Career Chair position at USC.
Research projects: Minimum requirement: undergraduate GPA at least 9.0 (Slovenian scale or equivalent), or research record at leading international publication venues. I am looking fir a starm promising student, who aspires to an academic careerr. The following are a plus: former high school math / cs / physics olympiad members, winners of undergraduate research/thesis awards. You shoul be interested in at least one of the following: computer graphics, mechanics, animation, numerical solution of partial differential equations (e.g. finite elemtn method), applied mathematics, computational topology, geometric shape modeling, mechanical engineering, biomechnics, haptics, collisiondetection, anatomically based human modeling and simulation. Eligable majors: computer sicence, mathematics, physics, mechanical engineering.