Luiz Velho

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Luiz Velho
Born (1956-06-05) 5 June 1956 (age 67)
Known for4-8 Subdivision Scheme
AwardsNational Order of Scientific Merit (2010)
Scientific career
FieldsApplied Mathematics
ThesisPiecewise Description of Implicit Surfaces and Solids (1994)
Doctoral advisorDemetri Terzopoulos

Luiz Carlos Pacheco Rodrigues Velho (born 5 June 1956) is a Brazilian applied mathematician working primarily on computer graphics and computer vision. He is a full researcher and professor at Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA) and leading scientist of VISGRAF, laboratory that conducts researches in the field of modeling, rendering, imaging, and animation.[1][2]

In 2010, Luiz Velho received the National Order of Scientific Merit for his scientific and technical contributions.[3] In 2005, he was keynote speaker in Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing, in Vienna.

His academic background includes a BE in industrial design from ESDI-UERJ, a specialization in computer science from PUC-Rio, a MS in computer graphics from the MIT Media Lab, a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Toronto and a postdoctoral fellowship in applied mathematics from IMPA.[4]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Luiz Velho and Jonas Gomes. "Digital Halftoning with Space Filling Curves". Computer Graphics, 25(4):81–90, 1991.
  • Luiz Velho and Denis Zorin. "4-8 Subdivision". Computer-Aided Geometric Design, 18(5):397–427, 2001. Special Issue on Subdivision Techniques.
  • Jingdan Zhang, Kun Zhou, Luiz Velho, Baining Guo, and Heung-Yeung. "Synthesis of Progressively Variant Textures on Arbitrary Surfaces". ACM Transactions on Graphics, 22(3):295–302, July 2003.


  1. ^ "Personal webpage of Luiz Velho".
  2. ^ "Institucional webpage of Luiz Velho". IMPA. Archived from the original on 2016-10-01. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  3. ^ "CRC Press".
  4. ^ "Curriculum vitae of Luiz Velho".

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