Research Interests

​My research interests are computer graphics and the simulation of natural phenomena. I am working on interactive modeling methods, animation and physically-based simulation in real-time graphics.


Selected Publications

  • Interactive Wood Combustion for Botanical Tree Models
    S. Pirk, M. Jarzabek, T. Hädrich, D. Michels, W. Palubicki
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) - Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2017, (2017)
  • Interactive Modeling and Authoring of Climbing Plants
    T. Hädrich, B. Benes, O. Deussen, S. Pirk
    Computer Graphics Forum - Proceedings of Eurographics 2017, Volume 36 Issue 2, (May 2017 )
  • Windy Trees: Computing Stress Response for Developmental Tree Models
    S. Pirk, T. Niese, T. Hädrich, B. Benes, O. Deussen
    ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) - Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia 2014, Volume 3..., (Nov 2014)

Education Profile

M.Sc., Information Engineering, University of Konstanz, Germany, 2014

B.Sc., Computer Science and Media, Stuttgart Media University, Germany, 2010


Professional Profile

2008-2009: R&D Development (Internship), IBM Germany Research & Development GmbH, Böblingen, Germany

2002-2005: IT Specialist for Application Development (Apprenticeship), EGOTEC GmbH, Mosbach, Germany


Scientific and Professional Memberships

​Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)


Awards

​2017 Eurographics Annual Conference - honorable mention from the Best Papers Committee for the paper "Interactive Modeling and Authoring of Climbing Plants"


KAUST Affiliations

  • Visual Computing Center (VCC)

  • Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE)