Geometric Computing Laboratory

Our research aims at empowering creators. We develop efficient simulation and optimization algorithms to build computational design methodologies for advanced material systems and digital fabrication technology. Mathematical reasoning, geometric abstractions, and powerful numerical methods are key ingredients in our work. We pursue a holistic approach in that we design and fabricate functional physical prototypes, collaborate with artists and designers, and engage in industry collaborations to validate and inspire our research.


The BamX Pavilion as showcased in the SG Hall. © EPFL / Emmanuel Barraud

Age-old technique enhanced by computer modeling

— A joint project between EPFL’s Geometric Computing Laboratory and a British artist has resulted in an impressive structure made out of woven bamboo. It will be on display at the SG building on EPFL’s Lausanne campus from 22 to 29 September.

2021 EPFL / Alain Herzog - CC BY-SA 4.0

An architectural exhibition linking light exposure to health

— EPFL and HEAD researchers have set-up an installation to raise awareness around the importance of exposure to natural light for human health and the role of the architecture in urban settings in modulating that light. The exhibition will take part in the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism this fall 2021.

Tian Chen © Alain Herzog / 2021 EPFL

New metamaterial offers reprogrammable properties

— EPFL scientists have developed a metamaterial whose mechanical properties can be reprogrammed on demand and whose internal structure can be modified by applying a magnetic field. 

© 2020 EPFL

Changes at the top

— The EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) is a dynamic workplace and we are delighted to congratulate three colleagues who have recently taken on leadership positions within the School. 

THE RAYY rings reflect light as words appearing on dark surfaces. © THE RAYY

Jewelry uses EPFL technology to turn light into words

— Local startup Rayform has developed a collection of unique, stylish rings that employ technology developed at EPFL. The surface of each ring is structured so as to create messages out of reflected light.

Mina Konaković-Luković receiving her award from Eric and Wendy Schmidt. © Schmidt Science Fellows

Schmidt Science Fellowship awarded to Mina Konaković-Luković

— Mina Konaković-Luković, a PhD student in the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory (LGG) led by Mark Pauly, has received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Schmidt Science Fellows program.

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