Geometric Modeling - Winter Semester 2020/21


General Information

Saarland University

Geometric Modeling

Lecture with tutorials, 126735


Instructor: Rhaleb Zayer


                 Time:         Mondays          12:15 - 13:45

                                    Thursdays        14:15 - 15:45             

               Location: Online 


                  Time:       TBA

                  Location: TBA

Credit Points: 9

Office hours: Appointments can be coordinated via e-mail

Class materials: Available for download. The username and password will be provided in the lecture.



 This section will be regularly updated during the semester.

· First lecture will be given on Thu. Nov. 5th.





Please note that you need to sign up with us, and with HISPOS separately. The information is not passed automatically (either way).

To register with us, please send an email to me within the first two weeks of the lecture.  

Include: Name, student number, your email, “Studienordnung”.

      Please indicate “GM 2020 registration” as subject.




Recent progress in Geometric Modeling has been stimulated by numerous applications in engineering and multimedia. The purpose of the course is to give an introduction to classical and modern mathematical techniques employed in Geometric Modeling and to demonstrate how these techniques are useful across various fields, for instance, design, manufacturing, entertainment and multimedia. The course will also serve as a starting point for those students who wish to use Geometric Modeling concepts and ideas in their own research. Topics to be covered include shape interpolation and approximation with piecewise polynomial curves and surfaces, mesh processing, and multiresolution modeling.

Course topics:




Matlab will be used for the practical tutorials. The software is available for free through the university IT-Services. Please check their website for details.


Expected Work


The course is suitable for MS students. Familiarity with basic computer graphics (or motivation to quickly learn them) is desirable. Assessment will be based on assignments, mini-projects, and final exam at the end of the semester.


To be admitted to the exam, you need to have

o         Turned in 100% of all homework assignments. Yes, you need to work on all assignments.

o         Received at least 50% of all homework points

Written Exams

o         Date and location for the final exam will be announced on due time

Written Re-Exam

o         Exam date and location will be announced shortly after the final exam results




Main textbooks, on shelf in the CS-library ("Semesterapparat")

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