Bio

Bio


Fedkiw's research is focused on the design of new computational algorithms for a variety of applications including computational fluid dynamics, computer graphics, and biomechanics.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Robert N. Noyce Family Faculty Scholarship, Stanford University
  • Young Investigator Program Award, Office of Naval Research
  • Academy Award, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2007)
  • Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, National Science Foundation
  • Fellowship, Packard Foundation
  • Award for Initiatives in Research, National Academy of Science

Professional Education


  • PhD, UCLA (1996)

Teaching

2013-14 Courses


Publications

Journal Articles


  • High Resolution Sharp Computational Methods for Elliptic and Parabolic Problems in Complex Geometries J. Sci. Comput. Gibou, F., Min, C., Fedkiw, R. 2013; 54: 369-413
  • A New Grid Structure for Domain Extension SIGGRAPH 2013, ACM TOG Zhu, B., Lu, W. 2013; 32: 63.1-63.8
  • Implicit Surface Tension Formulation with a Lagrangian Surface Mesh on an Eulerian Simulation Grid J. Comp. Phys. Schroeder, C., Zheng, Fedkiw, R. 2012; 231: 2092-2115
  • A Novel Algorithm for Incompressible Flow Using Only a Coarse Grid Projection SIGGRAPH 2010, ACM TOG Lentine, M., Zheng, W., Fedkiw, R. 2010
  • A Method for Avoiding the Acoustic Time-Step Restriction in Compressible Flow J. Comp. Phys. Kwatra, N., Su, J. 2009; 228: 4146-4161
  • A Mass Spring Model for Hair Simulation SIGGRAPH 2008, ACM TOG Selle, A., Lentine, M., Fedkiw, R. 2008; 27: 64.1-64.11
  • Two-way Coupling of Fluids to Rigid and Deformable Solids and Shells SIGGRAPH 2008, ACM TOG Robinson-Mosher, A., Shinar, T. 2008; 27: 46.1-46.9
  • Wrinkled Flames and Cellular Patterns SIGGRAPH 2007, ACM TOG Hong, J., M., Shinar, T., Fedkiw, R. 2007; 26: 47.1-47.6
  • Fracturing Rigid Materials IEEE TVCG Bao, Z., Hong, J., M. 2007; 13: 370-378
  • Volume Conserving Finite Element Simulation of Deformable Models SIGGRAPH 2007, ACM TOG Irving, G., Schroeder, C., Fedkiw, R. 2007; 26: 13.1-13.6
  • So Real It'll Make You Wet SIGGRAPH 2006 Sketches and Applications Geiger, W., Leo, M. 2006
  • Impulse-Based PD Control for Joints and Muscles SIGGRAPH 2006 Sketches and Applications Weinstein, R., Guendelman, E., Fedkiw, R. 2006
  • Automatic Determination of Facial Muscle Activations from Sparse Motion Capture Marker Data SIGGRAPH 2005, ACM TOG Sifakis, E., Neverov, I., Fedkiw, R. 2005; 24: 417-425
  • Pre-stabilization for Rigid Body Articulation with Contact and Collision SIGGRAPH 2005 Sketches and Applications Weinstein, R., Teran, J., Fedkiw, R. 2005
  • Space Battle Pyromania SIGGRAPH 2005 Sketches and Applications Geiger, W., Rasmussen, N. 2005
  • A Crystalline, Red Green Strategy for Meshing Highly Deformable Objects with Tetrahedra 12th Int. Meshing Roundtable Molino, N., Bridson, R. 2003: 103-114
  • Melting a Terminatrix SIGGRAPH 2003 Sketches and Applications Sumner, N., Hoon, S., Geiger, W., Marino, S., Rasmussen, N., Fedkiw, R. 2003
  • Big Bangs SIGGRAPH 2003 Sketches and Applications Geiger, W., Rasmussen, N. 2003
  • Shock Capturing, Level Sets and PDE Based Methods in Computer Vision and Image Processing: A Review on Osher's Contribution J. Comput. Phys. Fedkiw, R., Sapiro, G., Shu, C., W. 2003; 185: 309-341
  • Simulation and Animation of Fire and Other Natural Phenomena in the Visual Effects Industry Western States Section, Combustion Institute, Fall Meeting, UCLA Nguyen, D., Enright, D. 2003
  • A Second Order Accurate Symmetric Discretization of the Poisson Equation on Irregular Domains J. Comput. Phys. Gibou, F., Fedkiw, R. 2002; 176: 205-227
  • A General Technique for Eliminating Spurious Oscillations in Conservative Schemes for Multiphase and Multispecies Euler Equations Int. J. Nonlinear Sci. and Numer. Sim. Fedkiw, R., Liu, X., D., Osher, S. 2002; 3: 99-106
  • Visual Simulation of Smoke SIGGRAPH 2001 Fedkiw, R., Stam, J., Jensen, H., W. 2001: 23-30
  • Level Set Method for Thin Film Epitaxial Growth J. Comput. Phys. Chen, S., Merriman, B., Kang, M., Caflisch, R., Ratsch, C., Cheng, L., T., Fedkiw, R. 2001; 167: 475-500
  • A Numerical Method for Two Phase Flow Consisting of Separate Compressible and Incompressible Regions J. Comput. Phys. Caiden, R., Fedkiw, R., Anderson, C. 2001; 166: 1-27
  • Level Set Methods: An Overview and Some Recent Results J. Comput. Phys. Osher, S., Fedkiw, R. 2001; 169: 463-502
  • Practical Animation of Liquids SIGGRAPH 2001 Foster, N., Fedkiw, R. 2001: 15-22
  • Simplified Upwind Discretization of Systems of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws Containing Advection Equations J. Comput. Phys. Fedkiw, R., Merriman, B., Osher, S. 2000; 157: 302-326
  • A Boundary Condition Capturing Method for Poisson's Equation on Irregular Domains J. Comput. Phys. Liu, X., D., Fedkiw, R., Kang, M. 2000; 160: 151-178
  • A Boundary Condition Capturing Method for Multiphase Incompressible Flow J. Sci. Comput. Kang, M., Fedkiw, R., Liu, X., D. 2000; 15: 323-360
  • An Isobaric Fix for the Overheating Problem in Multimaterial Compressible Flows J. Comput. Phys. Fedkiw, R., Marquina, A., Merriman, B. 1999; 148: 545-578
  • A Non-Oscillatory Eulerian Approach to Interfaces in Multimaterial Flows (The Ghost Fluid Method) J. Comput. Phys. Fedkiw, R., Aslam, T. 1999; 152: 457-492
  • The Ghost Fluid Method for Deflagration and Detonation Discontinuities J. Comput. Phys. Fedkiw, R., Aslam, T., Xu, S. 1999; 154: 393-427
  • Efficient Characteristic Projection in Upwind Difference Schemes for Hyperbolic Systems (The Complementary Projection Method) J. Comput. Phys. Fedkiw, R., Merriman, B., Osher, S. 1998; 141: 22-36
  • Numerical Methods for a Mixture of Thermally Perfect and/or Calorically Perfect Gaseous Species with Chemical Reactions J. Comput. Phys. Fedkiw, R., Merriman, B., Osher, S. 1997; 132: 175-190

Books and Book Chapters


  • Making a Computational Splash Computer Science, Reflections on the Field, Reflections from the Field Fedkiw, R. The National Academies Press, Washington. 2004: 61-64
  • Robust Treatment of Interfaces for Fluid Flow and Computer Graphics Hyperbolic Problems: Theory, Numerics, Applications, Springer-Verlag, New York Enright, D., Fedkiw, R. edited by Hou, T., Tadmor, E. Springer-Verlag, New York. 2003: 153-164
  • Simulating Natural Phenomena for Computer Graphics Geometric Level Set Methods in Imaging, Vision and Graphics Fedkiw, R. edited by Osher, S., Paragios, N. Springer Verlag, New York. 2003: 461-479
  • The Ghost Fluid Method for Viscous Flows Innovative Methods for Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations Fedkiw, R., Liu, X., D. edited by Hafez, M., Chattot, J., J. World Scientific Publishing, New Jersey. 2002: 111-143
  • The Penultimate Scheme for Systems of Conservation Laws: Finite Difference ENO with Marquina's Flux Splitting Innovative Methods for Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations Fedkiw, R., Merriman, B., Donat, R., Osher, S. edited by Hafez, M., Chattot, J., J. World Scientific Publishing, New Jersey. 2002: 49-85
  • A Quasi-Conservative Approach to the Multiphase Euler Equations without Spurious Pressure Oscillations Advances in Scientific Computing Liu, X., D., Fedkiw, R., Osher, S. edited by Shi, Z., C., Mu, M., Xue, W. Science Press Beijing/New York. 2001: 106-115
  • The Ghost Fluid Method for Discontinuities and Interfaces Godunov Methods Fedkiw, R. edited by Toro, E., F. Kluwer, New York. 2001: 309-317
  • Numerical Methods for a One-Dimensional Interface Separating Compressible and Incompressible Flows Barriers and Challenges in Computational Fluid Dynamics Fedkiw, R., Merriman, B., Osher, S. edited by Venkatakrishnan, V., Salas, M., Chakravarthy, S. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. 1998: 155-194

Conference Proceedings


  • Chimera Grids for Water Simulation English, R., E., Qiu, L., Yu, Y. 2013
  • A Hybrid Lagrangian-Eulerian Formulation for Bubble Generation and Dynamics Patkar, S., Aanjaneya, M., Karpman, D., Fedkiw, R. 2013
  • Simulating Free Surface Flow with Very Large Time Steps Lentine, M., Cong, M., Patkar, S., Fedkiw, R. edited by Kry, P., Lee, J. 2012
  • Mass and Momentum Conservation for Fluid Simulation Lentine, M., Aanjaneya, M., Fedkiw, R. edited by Bargteil, A., Panne, M., van de 2011
  • Practical Animation of Compressible Flow for Shock Waves and Related Phenomena Kwatra, N., Grétarsson, J., Fedkiw, R. edited by Otaduy, M., Popovic, Z. 2010
  • Accurate Tangential Velocities for Solid Fluid Coupling Robinson-Mosher, A., English, E., Fedkiw, R. edited by Grinspun, E., Hodgins, J. 2009
  • Energy Stability and Fracture for Frame Rate Rigid Body Simulations Su, J., Schroeder, C., Fedkiw, R. edited by Grinspun, E., Hodgins, J. 2009
  • Two-way Coupling of Rigid and Deformable Bodies Shinar, T., Schroeder, C., Fedkiw, R. edited by James, D., Gross, M. 2008
  • Hybrid Simulation of Deformable Solids Sifakis, E., Shinar, T., Irving, G., Fedkiw, R. edited by Metaxas, D., Popovic, J. 2007
  • Simulating Speech with a Physics-Based Facial Muscle Model Sifakis, E., Selle, A., Robinson-Mosher, A., Fedkiw, R. edited by Cani, M., P., Brien, J., O. 2006
  • Robust Quasistatic Finite Elements and Flesh Simulation Teran, J., Sifakis, E., Irving, G., Fedkiw, R. edited by Anjyo, K., Faloutsos, P. 2005
  • A Fast Hybrid k-Means Level Set Algorithm for Segmentation Gibou, F., Fedkiw, R. 2005
  • Fast 3D Muscle Simulations using a New Quasistatic Invertible Finite-Element Algorithm Blemker, S., Teran, J., Sifakis, E., Fedkiw, R., Delp, S. 2005
  • Facial Muscle Activations from Motion Capture Sifakis, E., Fedkiw, R. 2005
  • Directible Photorealistic Liquids Rasmussen, N., Enright, D., Nguyen, D., Marino, S., Sumner, N., Geiger, W., Fedkiw, R. edited by Boulic, R., Pai, D. 2004
  • Invertible Finite Elements for Robust Simulation of Large Deformation Irving, G., Teran, J., Fedkiw, R. edited by Boulic, R., Pai, D. 2004
  • Using the Particle Level Set Method and a Second Order Accurate Pressure Boundary Condition for Free Surface Flows Enright, D., Nguyen, D., Gibou, F., Fedkiw, R. edited by Kawahashi, M., Ogut, A., Tsuji, Y. 2003
  • Simulation of Clothing with Folds and Wrinkles Bridson, R., Marino, S., Fedkiw, R. edited by Breen, D., Lin, M. 2003
  • Finite Volume Methods for the Simulation of Skeletal Muscle Teran, J., Blemker, S., Hing, V., Ng Thow, Fedkiw, R. edited by Breen, D., Lin, M. 2003
  • A Fully Conservative Ghost Fluid Method & Stiff Detonation Waves Nguyen, D., Gibou, F., Fedkiw, R. 2002
  • Fast Surface Reconstruction using the Level Set Method Zhao, H., K., Osher, S., Fedkiw, R. 2001

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