Marc Alexa

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Marc Alexa
Born (1974-02-01) 1 February 1974 (age 50)
Alma materTU Darmstadt (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer graphics, geometric modeling, geometry processing
ThesisShape Spaces from Morphing (2002)
Doctoral advisorJosé Luis Encarnação
Notable studentsOlga Sorkine-Hornung

Marc Alexa is a professor of computer science at TU Berlin working in the fields of computer graphics, geometric modeling and geometry processing.


Alexa studied computer science at TU Darmstadt, receiving a Diplom in 1997 and a PhD in 2002. After his graduation, he spent time as a postdoctoral researcher with Greg Turk at Georgia Tech, returning the same year to become assistant professor at TU Darmstadt. In 2005, he became an associate professor for computer graphics at TU Berlin, transitioning to the full professorship in 2010.[1] He conducted research at Caltech, Carnegie Mellon University, Disney Research, ETH Zurich, and the University of Toronto. From 2018 to 2021, he was the editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Graphics.


Alexa received numerous best paper awards at conferences, in particular the Symposium on Geometry Processing.[2] Other noteworthy distinctions:


  1. ^ "Marc Alexa CV" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Symposium on Geometry Processing – Awards".
  3. ^ "MATH+ Member Marc Alexa Received ERC Advanced Grant". MATH+. Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  4. ^ "Fellows – Eurographics".
  5. ^ "Outstanding Technical Contributions Award 2014 – Marc Alexa". Eurographics. Retrieved 2022-05-16.
  6. ^ "Engineering Science Prize of the Academy – Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities".
  7. ^ "Expressive Shape: Intuitive Creative and Optimization of 3D Geometry (XShape)". European Research Council. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
  8. ^ "Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preis 2003".

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