Helmut Pottmann


Geometric Modeling and Industrial Geometry
Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10/104
A-1040 Vienna, Austria




Helmut Pottmann

Head of research unit Geometric Modeling and Industrial Geometry [www]
Head of Center for Geometry and Computational Design [www]

Education — Professional Experience — Research Interests:   Show Details Hide Details
  • Dr. techn. in Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology, 6/83
  • 'Mag. rer. nat.' (comparable to M.S.) in Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology, 4/82
  • Study of Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry, Vienna University of Technology, 9/77-6/83

Professional Experience
  • Director, Center for Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization, KAUST, Saudi-Arabia
  • Visiting Chair Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 3/04 - 4/04, 5/04 - 6/04
  • Key Researcher, Competence Center 'Advanced Computer Vision', Vienna, since 7/00
  • Adjunct Professor, University of California, Davis, USA, since 6/99
  • Director, Institute of Geometry, Vienna University of Technology, 10/94-5/97
  • Professor of Geometry, Vienna University of Technology, since 3/92
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Hamburg, Germany, 4/91 - 2/92
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Computer Science, Purdue University, USA, 8/90 - 4/91
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Computer Science, University Kaiserslautern, Germany, 7/89 - 6/90
  • Research stay, Center of Applied Mathematics, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, 4/89 - 6/89
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Geometry, Vienna University of Technology, 10/88 - 4/91
  • Habilitation in `Geometry', Vienna University of Technology, 4/86
  • 'Universitätsassistent', Institute of Geometry, TU Wien, 5/82 - 10/88

Research Interests
  • Industrial Geometry
  • Architectural Geometry
  • Discrete Differential Geometry
  • Relations between Geometry, Numerical Analysis and Approximation Theory
  • Computer Aided Geometric Design, Geometric Modelling and Computer Vision
  • Applications of Geometry in Manufacturing
  • Kinematical Geometry and Robot Kinematics

Book: Architectural Geometry
H. Pottmann, A. Asperl, M. Hofer and A. Kilian
Bentley Institute Press (2007), 724 pages.
(2200 figures in color, ISBN 978-1-934493-04-5)

Deutsche Ausgabe:
H. Pottmann, A. Asperl, M. Hofer and A. Kilian
Springer & Bentley Institute Press (2010), 1st Edition., 474 S.
(650 Abb. in Farbe., Geb. ISBN: 978-3-211-99765-9)

Book: Computational Line Geometry
Computational Line Geometry
H. Pottmann and J. Wallner
Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin u.a. 2001, 565 pp.
(ISBN 3-540-42058-4, 264 figs., 17 in color)

Softcover edition:
Computational Line Geometry
H. Pottmann and J. Wallner
Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2010. ISBN 978-3-642-04017-7.

Selected Publications
Towards efficient 5-axis flank CNC machining of free-form surfaces via fitting envelopes of surfaces of revolution
Pengbo Bo, Michael Bartoň, Denys Plakhotnik and Helmut Pottmann
Computer Aided Design (2016), 79, 1-11.
Interactive design of developable surfaces
C. Tang, P. Bo, J. Wallner and H. Pottmann
ACM Trans. Graphics, 35(2), 2016, #12,1-12.
Polyhedral Patterns
C. Jiang, C. Tang, A. Vaxman, P. Wonka and H. Pottmann
ACM Trans. Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia), 34(6), 2015.
Precise Gouging-free Tool Orientations for 5-Axis CNC Machining
Y.-J. Kim, G. Elber, M. Bartoň and H. Pottmann
Computer-Aided Design (2015), 15, 220-229.
Cell packing structures.
H. Pottmann, C. Jiang, M. Höbinger, J. Wang, P. Bompas and J. Wallner
Computer-Aided Design (2015), 60, 70-83.
Architectural Geometry
H. Pottmann, M. Eigensatz, A. Vaxman and J. Wallner
Computers and Graphics (2015), vol. 47, 145-164.
Interactive Modeling of Architectural Freeform Structures - Combining Geometry with Fabrication and Statics
C. Jiang, C. Tang, M. Tomičić, J. Wallner and H. Pottmann
AAG 2014.
Form-finding with Polyhedral Meshes Made Simple.
C. Tang, X. Sun, A. Gomes, J. Wallner, and H. Pottmann
ACM Trans. Graphics 33/4 (2014), Proc. SIGGRAPH.
Freeform Honeycomb Structures
C. Jiang, J. Wang, J. Wallner and H. Pottmann
Computer Graphics Forum 33/5 (2014), Proc. Symp. Geom. Processing.
Smooth surfaces from rational bilinear patches
L. Shi, J. Wang and H. Pottmann
Comput. Aided Geom. Design (2014), 31(1), 1-12.
Detection and reconstruction of freeform sweeps.
M. Barton, H. Pottmann and J. Wallner
Computer Graphics Forum 33/2 (2014), Proc. Eurographics.
2007 — 2013
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Work for Scientific Journals
  • Editorial board of Advances in Computational Mathematics
  • Editorial board of Geometry and Computing
  • Editorial board of Graphical Models
  • Editorial board of Computational Visual Media
  • Editorial board of Computer-aided Design