Autodesk Research

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Over the last 15 years, Autodesk Research (formerly Alias Research) has been dedicated to providing a strong research environment striving to advance the fields of Computer Science. Based in downtown Toronto and San Francisco, the group is actively pursuing both academic and applied research goals in an open and friendly environment. Our work is being published at top-tier conferences, and has been integrated into products which reach millions of users. If you are passionate about doing exciting research, we encourage you to consider our current opportunities.

Autodesk Research Internship Program

Autodesk research has a thriving internship program and we are always looking for bright and motivated researchers to join our team. Typically interns are graduate-level university students from areas of computer science which relate to our research interests. Our internship program provides students with an incredibly valuable opportunity to apply, broaden, and strengthen their own research skills, working closely with our team of experienced computer science researchers. We accept interns at all times of the year, and look forward to hearing from you.

Please apply here if you are interested in doing exciting research at Autodesk. For general inquiries, please contact us.


Autodesk Research
210 King St. East
Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1J7
Canada

Employees (Formerly Interns)

Graduate Student Interns

Undergraduate Student Interns

  • Anni He
  • Daniel Jin

Alumni Graduate Students

Alumni Undergraduate Students

  • Don Almeida
  • Sean Anderson
  • Peter Argany
  • Alex Babkin
  • Ian Chan
  • Joannes Chan
  • Chris De Paoli
  • Steven Elliott
  • Lawson Fulton
  • David Garcia
  • Yann Gourdel
  • Ray Graham
  • Anning Hu
  • Conan Huang
  • Steven Jacob
  • Dae Jeon
  • Ridhi Jhavar
  • Sobia Kwaja
  • Jessica Lo
  • Michael Maiolo
  • Christopher Menezes
  • Igor Mordatch
  • Rob Pieké
  • Simon Radford
  • Andres Rutnik
  • Annie Sun
  • Robin Vierich
  • Akanksha Vyas
  • Sam Yip


Selected Publications

Autodesk Research prides itself on providing an open and encouraging environment for interns to participate and contribute to the research and publications from the various groups and projects. Below is a list of publications where intern researchers have either collaborated on, or, championed the research and the publication of the results.


Draco: Bringing Life to Illustrations with Kinetic Textures

Rubaiat Habib, Fanny Chevalier, Tovi Grossman, Shengdong Zhao & George Fitzmaurice. (2014 - In Press).
Draco: Bringing Life to Illustrations with Kinetic Textures
CHI 2014 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
10 pages.

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Duet: Exploring Joint Interactions on a Smart Phone and a Smart Watch

Xiang Anthony Chen, Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor & George Fitzmaurice. (2014 - In Press).
Duet: Exploring Joint Interactions on a Smart Phone and a Smart Watch
CHI 2014 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
10 pages.

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History Assisted View Authoring for 3D Models

Hsiang-Ting (Tim) Chen, Tovi Grossman, Ryan Schmidt, Björn Hartmann, George Fitzmaurice & Maneesh Agrawala. (2014 - In Press).
History Assisted View Authoring for 3D Models
CHI 2014 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
10 pages.

Details

Investigating the Feasibility of Extracting Tool Demonstrations from In-Situ Video Content

Ben Lafreniere, Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka & George Fitzmaurice. (2014 - In Press).
Investigating the Feasibility of Extracting Tool Demonstrations from In-Situ Video Content
CHI 2014 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
10 pages.

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HybridSpace: Integrating 3D Freehand Input and Stereo Viewing into Traditional Desktop Applications

Natalia Bogdan, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. (2014).
HybridSpace: Integrating 3D Freehand Input and Stereo Viewing into Traditional Desktop Applications
3DUI 2014 Conference Proceedings:
IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces.
10 pages.

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YouMove: Enhancing Movement Training with an Augmented Reality Mirror

Fraser Anderson, Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka & George Fitzmaurice. (2013).
YouMove: Enhancing Movement Training with an Augmented Reality Mirror
UIST 2013 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology.
pp. 311 - 320.

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Cross-sectional Structural Analysis for 3D Printing Optimization

Nobuyuki Umetani & Ryan Schmidt. (2013).
Cross-sectional Structural Analysis for 3D Printing Optimization
2013 Conference Proceedings:
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia.
4 pages.

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A Multi-Site Field Study of Crowdsourced Contextual Help: Usage and Perspectives of End-Users and Software Teams

Parmit Chilana, Andrew Ko, Jacob Wobbrock & Tovi Grossman. (2013).
A Multi-Site Field Study of Crowdsourced Contextual Help: Usage and Perspectives of End-Users and Software Teams
CHI 2013 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
pp. 217-226.

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The Effect of Time-based Cost of Error in Target-directed Pointing Tasks

Nikola Banovic, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. (2013).
The Effect of Time-based Cost of Error in Target-directed Pointing Tasks
CHI 2013 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
pp. 1373-1382.

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Magic Finger: Always-Available Input through Finger Instrumentation

Xing-Dong Yang, Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor & George Fitzmaurice. (2012).
Magic Finger: Always-Available Input through Finger Instrumentation
UIST 2012 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology.
pp. 147 - 156.

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Waken: Reverse Engineering Usage Information and Interface Structure from Software Videos

Nikola Banovic, Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka & George Fitzmaurice. (2012).
Waken: Reverse Engineering Usage Information and Interface Structure from Software Videos
UIST 2012 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology.
pp. 83 - 92.

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Delta: A Tool for Representing and Comparing Workflows

Nicholas Kong, Tovi Grossman, Björn Hartmann, George Fitzmaurice & Maneesh Agrawala. (2012).
Delta: A Tool for Representing and Comparing Workflows
CHI 2012 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
10 pages.

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Implanted User Interfaces

Christian Holz, Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice & Anne Agur. (2012).
Implanted User Interfaces
CHI 2012 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
pp. 503-512.

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Triggering Triggers and Burying Barriers to Customizing Software

Nikola Banovic, Fanny Chevalier, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. (2012).
Triggering Triggers and Burying Barriers to Customizing Software
CHI 2012 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
10 pages.

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Medusa: A Proximity-Aware Multi-touch Tabletop

Michelle Annett, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. (2011).
Medusa: A Proximity-Aware Multi-touch Tabletop
UIST 2011 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology.
pp. 337-382.

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Searching for Software Learning Resources using Application Context

Michael Ekstrand, Wei Li, Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka & George Fitzmaurice. (2011).
Searching for Software Learning Resources using Application Context
UIST 2011 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology.
pp. 195-204.

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Sketch-Sketch Revolution: An Engaging Tutorial System for Guided Sketching and Application Learning

Jennifer Fernquist, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. (2011).
Sketch-Sketch Revolution: An Engaging Tutorial System for Guided Sketching and Application Learning
UIST 2011 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology.
pp. 373-382.

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Fast Fluid Dynamics on the Single-chip Cloud Computer

Marco Fais & Francesco Iorio. (2011).
Fast Fluid Dynamics on the Single-chip Cloud Computer
MARC 2011 Conference Proceedings:
Many-core Application Research Community Symposium.
5 pages.

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AppMap: Exploring User Interface Visualizations

Michael Rooke, Tovi Grossman & George Fitzmaurice. (2011).
AppMap: Exploring User Interface Visualizations
GI 2011 Conference Proceedings:
Graphics Interface Conference.
8 pages.

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Magic Desk: Bringing Multi-Touch Surfaces into Desktop Work

Xiaojun Bi, Tovi Grossman, Justin Matejka & George Fitzmaurice. (2011).
Magic Desk: Bringing Multi-Touch Surfaces into Desktop Work
CHI 2011 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
pp. 2511-2520.

Best Paper - Honorable Mention Award

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TouchCuts and TouchZoom: Enhanced Target Selection for Touch Displays using Finger Proximity Sensing

Xing-Dong Yang, Tovi Grossman, Pourang Irani & George Fitzmaurice. (2011).
TouchCuts and TouchZoom: Enhanced Target Selection for Touch Displays using Finger Proximity Sensing
CHI 2011 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
pp. 2585-2594.

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