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 technologies.

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.



© 2023 EPFL

Call for Applications: 2024 GCM Artist/Designer in Residence

— Join us at GCM for a 3 month residency in the spring of 2024!

Elastic knot forms © Michele Vidulis / EPFL 2023

EPFL team discover thousands of new transformable knots

— Leveraging results from knot theory and using physical simulation, researchers in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) have created a data set of thousands of different elastic knots that can be used in the design of new structures.

© 2023 EPFL

ACM Seminal Graphics Paper

— Our paper "Projective Dynamics: Fusing Constraint Projections for Fast Simulation" has been selected as ACM Seminal Graphics Paper.

BamX! © Alexandre St-Amour 2023 EPFL

BamX! returnes to life and dresses in green

— A collaboration between Professor Mark Pauly's laboratory at the School of Computer and Communication Sciences and a team from the Vice-Presidency for Responsible Transformation brings a vegetal pavilion to the Ecublens campus.

© 2023 EPFL

New 2023 ACM SIGGRAPH Paper

— New paper accepted to ACM SIGGRAPH (Transactions on Graphics) on Computational Exploration of Multistable Elastic Knots.

The Canopy pavilion at EPFL. © EPFL / Jamani Caillet

Canopy Pavilion showcases new technology with a place in the shade

— The Canopy Pavilion uses hundreds of different interlinked panels to explore physical and mechanical properties never before employed in architecture. The structure, which now provides a shady place to meet and relax on EPFL’s main campus, is the result of a joint effort between two EPFL labs: the Geometric Computing Laboratory (GCM) and the Laboratory for Collective and Active Imagination with Space (ALICE).

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