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    About LIGUM

  • The LIGUM is Quebec's largest academic computer graphics research lab, with 3 full-time faculty working a diversity of problems in both theoretical and applied CG. With over 15 full-time and part-time students, as well as 2 additional affiliated faculty members, LIGUM tackles problems in the areas of:
  1. Realistic rendering and appearance modeling,
  2. Procedural modeling and terrain synthesis,
  3. Interactive graphics, including real-time rendering and animation,
  4. Physically-based animation of fluids and characters,
  5. Robustness for solid modeling, B-splines and subdivision surfaces, and
  6. Non-photorealistic and artistic rendering.
The LIGUM has a strong relationship with many leading industrial partners in various computer graphics sectors, including video games, feature-film production, high-performance graphics hardware, and high-fidelity realism simulators for training purposes. An abbreviated list of our industry partners include Disney Research, Microsoft Research and Microsoft Game Studios, Moko Studios, Ubisoft, NVIDIA, Electronic Arts, and nGrain.

We are always looking for motivated people interested in working on the state-of-the-art of future computer graphics techniques. For more information, please refer to the websites of Professors Bessmeltsev, Thomaszewski, Poulin and Stewart or feel free to contact any of the members of LIGUM.

Visiting Us and Applying for Admission

The LIGUM is located in Pavillon André-Aisenstadt (room 6199), on the main campus of the University of Montreal, which is located at 2920 chemin de la Tour. We are easily accessible by public transportation via the Université de Montréal metro station on the Blue metro line.

Admissions: The University's admissions site is a good place to start looking, however if you are interested in graduate studies in CG, we recommend you contact one (or more) of the Professors at the LIGUM.

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