# Alvaro Fuentes # My name is Alvaro Javier Fuentes Suárez (short version: Alvaro Fuentes). I am a PhD student of Applied Mathematics in [AROMATH](https://team.inria.fr/aromath/) team at [Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée](https://www.inria.fr/centre/sophia). My supervisor is [Evelyne Hubert](https://www-sop.inria.fr/members/Evelyne.Hubert/). I am part of the [ARCADES](http://arcades-network.eu/) network (ESR6 [here](http://arcades-network.eu/index.php/open-positions/)). ![Me](photo.png) My research is about skeleton modeling for computer graphics. In particular I am interested in convolution surfaces. We are trying to overcome some of the issues in the use of convolution surfaces for modeling, and _in_ computer aided design. ## Research ## Currently we are working in a generalization of convolutions surfaces that increases the variety of shapes this technique can generate. We are also experimenting with the use of combined arcs and segment-based skeletons for the approximation of $\mathcal{G}^1$ skeletons in order to gain in performance. Recently we have developed a method for constructing a coarse mesh around a skeleton that can be used as a basis for meshing an implicit surface generated around a segment-based skeleton. Most patches in the mesh are quads with the mesh following the structure of the skeleton. The generated mesh can be made to respect the symmetries of the underlying skeleton. We are working in an extension to support 2D pieces in the skeleton. The topology of the final surface is another topic we intend to address. Thesis ## Publications ## <iframe width="100%" height="350" src="//haltools.inria.fr/Public/afficheRequetePubli.php?auteur_exp=Alvaro+Javier+Fuentes+Suarez&format_export=xml&langue=Anglais&CB_accent_latex=oui&CB_auteur=oui&CB_titre=oui&CB_article=oui&Fen=Rech&Formate=Oui&css=../css/VisuCondense.css" frameborder="0"></iframe> ## Projects ## We are developing a C++ library for modeling with our extension to convolution surfaces plus the coarse quad mesh generated around the skeleton. The library supports line segments, arcs of circle, and $\mathcal{G}^1$ curves made as a combination of the former two. It has a command line interface and can generate an [Axel](http://axel.inria.fr/) file for visualization. We develop also a Python package with the same functionalities. Here is a short video showcasing the scaffolding algorithm: <video width="320" height="240" controls> <source src="scaffolding.mp4" type="video/mp4"> Your browser does not support the video tag. </video> ## Past projects ## My undergrad thesis in Computer Science at UCLV was about brain tumor segmentation in Magnetic Resonance Images. We developed an application for semi-automated segmentation of brain tumors coded in Python with a Qt interface. For the medical imaging we used [VTK](http://www.vtk.org/) and [ITK](https://itk.org/). After graduation I spent one and a half year developing a framework for modeling of physical properties of materials with the [Discrete Element Method](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discrete_Element_Method) in [CIMCNI-UCLV](http://www.cimne.com/spacehome/0/1131) ([Aulas CIMNE](http://www.cimne.com/vpage/3/0/About-Us)). The library was designed to be general and extensible enough such that we can use more than one physical model and several particle types at the same time. Most of our work was inspired by [Yade](https://yade-dem.org/doc/). I also worked for 10 months in maps query generation and tweaking [GeoServer](http://geoserver.org/). ### Work experience ### * 2012-2013 Software engineer in a geospatial data company (Cuba). * 2013-2015 Research engineer in physical modeling for materials science and engineering, at CIMCNI-UCLV (Cuba). ### CS skills ### * Languages: Python, Java, C++. * OO programming and basics of Functional Programming. * Libraries: VTK, ITK, Qt, GSL, Pandas, Jinja. * Technologies: HTML, CSS, SASS, Jade, SQL (MySQL) #### Education and awards #### * BSc in Computer Science, 2007-2012, summa cum laude, [Universidad Central de las Villas (UCLV)](http://www.uclv.edu.cu/facultades/facultad-de-matematica-fisica-y-computacion/), Santa Clara - Cuba. * [Mathematics Diploma](https://diploma.ictp.it/), 2015-2016, [International Centre for Theoretical Physics](https://www.ictp.it/), Trieste - Italy. Awards: * <small>Bronze Medal, International Mathematical Olympiad, Mexico 2005</small> * <small>Silver Medal, Ibearoamerican Mathematical Olympiad, Ecuador 2006</small> * <small>Bronze Medal, Ibearoamerican Mathematical Olympiad for University students 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.</small> * <small>Participation in Caribbean Finals of ACM-ICPC contest 2010.</small> * <small>Best undergraduate thesis award 2012 - Cuba.</small> ## Contact ## address: Inria Sophia Antipolis, AROMATH team, 2004 route des Lucioles, 06902 Sophia Antipolis, France email: <img alt="alvaro(dot)fuentes(minus)suarez(at)inria(dot)fr" src="email.png" title="alvaro(dot)fuentes(minus)suarez(at)inria(dot)fr"/> LinkedIn: [Alvaro Fuentes](https://www.linkedin.com/in/aj-fuentes-suarez/) Stackoverflow: [<img src="https://stackoverflow.com/users/flair/2997574.png?theme=dark" width="208" height="58" alt="profile for Alvaro Fuentes at Stack Overflow, Q&amp;A for professional and enthusiast programmers" title="profile for Alvaro Fuentes at Stack Overflow, Q&amp;A for professional and enthusiast programmers">](https://stackoverflow.com/users/2997574/alvaro-fuentes")