Dr. Benedict J. Brown

I am a lecturer in Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania
Department of Computer and Information Science
3330 Walnut St., Rm 302
Philadelphia, PA 19104

office: Moore 103 (SIG Lab)
phone: +1-(215)-573-2815
fax: +1-(215)-898-0587
e-mail: cis *dot* upenn *dot* edu, preceeded by bjbrown *at*

students: please post questions to piazza send e-mail to cis###@seas where ### is the course number

My cv.

Current Teaching

Spring 2015: CIS 371 - Computer Organization and Design
Spring 2015: CIS 277 - Introduction to Computer Graphics Techniques

Past Teaching

CIS 110 - Introduction to Computer Programming (UPenn): Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016
CIS 277 - Introduction to Computer Graphics (UPenn): Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016
CIS 371 - Computer Organization and Design (UPenn): Spring 2015, Spring 2016
B-KUL-GOP81A - Gegevensstructuren en algoritmen (Data Structures and Algorithms, KU Leuven): Spring 2009, Spring 2010

Some Talks and Publications:

Automated View and Path Planning for Scalable Multi-Object 3D Scanning
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia), December 2016, to appear
X. Fan, L. Zhang, B. Brown, S. Rusinkiewicz

Verification-Minimal Assembly of Fragmented Frescoes
43rd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Siena, Italy, 30 March - 3 April 2015
A. García Castañeda, T. Funkhouser, B. Brown, S. Rusinkiewicz, T. Weyrich

Reassembling Roman Plaster Fragments from Flanders Using Three-Dimensional Scanning and Automatic Matching
115th Annual Meeting of Archaeological Institute of America, 2-5 January, 2014
L. Laken, B. Brown, M. Proesmans, A. Vanderhoeven, M. De Vie, L. Van Gool, T. Weyrich

Searching for matches in fragmentary Roman wall paintings: reassembling plaster fragments from the Vrijthof in Tongeren
Archaeological Contributions to Materials and Immateriality, ed. G. Creemers - Autuatuc 4
Publications of the Gallo-Roman Museum, 2013

L. Laken and B. Brown

Tools for Virtual Reassembly of Fresco Fragments
International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era, 1(2), July 2012
B. Brown, L. Laken, P. Dutré, L. Van Gool, S. Rusinkiewicz, and T. Weyrich

Quantitative Assessment of Articular Cartilage Degeneration of the Metacarpal Condyle Using a 3-D Scanning System
20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, 7-9 July, 2011.
J. Declercq, B. Brown, M. Oosterlinck, L. Van Gool, S. Hauspie, J. Saunders, and A. Martens

Learning How to Match Fresco Fragments
Eurographics (Area Paper), April 2011
Thomas Funkhouser, Hijung Shin, Corey Toler-Franklin, Antonio García Castañeda, Benedict Brown, David Dobkin, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, and Tim Weyrich

Global Consistency in the Automatic Assembly of Fragmented Artefacts
International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage (VAST), October 2011
Antonio García Castañeda, Benedict Brown, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Thomas Funkhouser, and Tim Weirich

Multi-Feature Matching of Fresco Fragments
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia), December 2010
Corey Toler-Franklin, Benedict J. Brown, Tim Weyrich, Tom Funkhouser, and Szymon Rusinkiewicz

Tools for Virtual Reassembly of Fresco Fragments
Seventh International Conference on Science and Technology in Archaeology and Conservations, Petra, December 2010
Benedict J. Brown, Lara Laken, Philip Dutré, Luc Van Gool, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, and Tim Weyrich

Fast Rendering and Estimation of Indirect Highlights
Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. Eurographics Symposium on Rendering) 29(4), June 2010
Jurgen Laurijssen, Rui Wang, Philip Dutré and Benedict J. Brown

Siggraph 2009 Course: Computation and Cultural Heritage
Kevin Cain, Todd Gill, Greg Downing, Philippe Martinez, Mark Eakle, Paul Debevec, Benedict J. Brown, Greg Ward, Mashhuda Glencross, and Paolo Cignoni

Estimating the Laplace-Beltrami Operator by Restricting 3D Functions (Slides, Source and Executables)
Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. Symposium on Geometry Processing), 28(5), July 2009
Ming Chuang, Linjie Luo, Benedict J. Brown, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, and Michael Kazhdan

Een computersysteem voor het scannen en puzzelen van frescofragmenten, in casu Kerkrade-Hozkuil
Mededeling, 13e dag van het Romeinse Aardewerk, Nijmegen, June 2009
Benedict Brown and Lara Laken

A System for High-Volume Acquisition and Matching of Fresco Fragments: Reassembling Theran Wall Paintings
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), August 2008
Benedict J. Brown, Corey Toler-Franklin, Diego Nehab, Michael Burns, David Dobkin, Andreas Vlachopoulos, Christos Doumas, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, and Tim Weyrich

Registration and Matching of Large Geometric Datasets for Cultural Heritage Applications
Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton University, Defended 1 May 2008
Benedict J. Brown

Global Non-Rigid Alignment of 3-D Scans
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), August 2007
Benedict J. Brown and Szymon Rusinkiewicz
Source code is available here (GPL v3, see the included README for directions).

ICCV 2005 Short Course: 3D Scan Matching and Registration
Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Benedict Brown, and Michael Kazhdan

Non-Rigid Global Alignment Using Thin-Plate Splines.
Princeton Computer Science TR-734-05, September 2005
Benedict J. Brown and Szymon Rusinkiewicz
Slides from the corresponding Siggraph 2005 sketch are available here.

Non-Rigid Range-Scan Alignment Using Thin-Plate Splines.
Benedict Brown and Szymon Rusinkiewicz.
Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, September 2004.