Mohammad Sina Nabizadeh

I'm a CS PhD student at UC San Diego and the Center for Visual Computing, where I work on computer graphics research.

At UC San Diego, my supervisors are professors Albert Chern and Ravi Ramamoorthi. I did my bachelors in computer engineering at the University of Waterloo, where I was advised by professor Christopher Batty at the Computational Motion Group.

I've received a silver medal at the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2014 and Canada Developer 30 Under 30 Award in 2018. I've been credited for working on Houdini by SideFX, and two AAA games in 2020: Watch Dogs Legion by Ubisoft and Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War by Activision.

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Email:
sinabiz-at-ucsd-dot-edu

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Publications

I'm interested in computer graphics, physics-based simulations, differential geometry, computational physics, rendering, and optimization.

Covector Fluids
Mohammad Sina Nabizadeh, Stephanie Wang, Ravi Ramamoorthi, Albert Chern
SIGGRAPH, 2022
project page / video / bibtex

We simulate Euler equations for inviscid fluids by using a novel formulation based on covectors. This new formulation is an entirely velocity-based method in the vein of advection-projection methods while emulating vortex methods. This allows for capturing more intricate vortex dynamics and reducing dissipation of energy with low computational overhead.

Kelvin Transformations for Simulations on Infinite Domains
Mohammad Sina Nabizadeh, Ravi Ramamoorthi, Albert Chern
SIGGRAPH, 2021
project page / video / bibtex

We solve infinite-domain simulation problems by applying the Kelvin transform. The transformation turns infinite-domain PDEs into bounded-domain ones via a domain inversion and a singularity factorization.

News
  • Upcoming talk on Covector Fluids paper at University of Waterloo Computer Graphics Lab (CGL). (Remote)
  • Upcoming talk on Covector Fluids paper at McGill Univeristy. (Remote)
  • June 6th 2022: Talk on Covector Fluids paper at Visual Computing Center's retreat. (In-person at UCSD)
  • May 10th 2022: Talk on Covector Fluids paper at SideFX Software. (Remote)
  • September 24th 2021: Talk on Kelvin Transform paper at Toronto Geometry Colloquium (TGC). (Remote) recording here
  • August 11th 2021: Talk on Kelvin Transform paper at SIGGRAPH 2021. (Remote) recording here
Experience

Throughout my studies, I've managed to intern at various places with a focus on my passion for computer graphics, animation, and gaming.

Pixar
Incoming Research Intern
Emeryville, California, USA
June, 2022 - September, 2022

Mentors: Mark Meyer, Andrew Butts
TBA.

Treyarch
Graphics Engineer Intern
Santa Monica, California, USA (remote)
June, 2021 - September, 2021

Mentor: Jose Doran
Worked on unannounced project.

Activision Central Tech
Computer Graphics Intern
Portland, Maine, USA (remote)
May, 2020 - September, 2020

Mentor: Michael Vance, Akimitsu Hogge
Worked on Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War.

University of Waterloo
Research Assistant
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
January, 2018 - April, 2020

Mentor: Prof. Christopher Batty
Worked on adaptive quad/octree viscous fluid simulation.

Ubisoft Toronto
3D Programmer Intern
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
January, 2019 - April, 2019

Mentor: Ruben Penalva, Randy Tjandra
Worked on Watch Dogs Legion.

Side Effects Software
3D Software Developer Intern
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May, 2018 - August, 2018

Mentor: Jeff Lait
Worked on Houdini 17 release.

Side Effects Software
3D Software Developer Intern
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
September, 2017 - December, 2017

Mentor: Neil Dickson, Derrick Moser
Worked on Houdini 16.5 release.

Derivative
Engine Programmer Intern
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
January, 2017 - April, 2017

Mentor: Rob Bairos, Malcolm Bechard
Worked on Touch Designer engine.

Christie Digital Systems
Software Developer Intern
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
May, 2016 - August, 2016

Mentor: Jamie de Domenico
Worked on auto focus systems.

2015 International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA)
Team Canada Instructor and Leader
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May, 2015 - August, 2015

Volunteered to help instruct and lead the Canadian olympiad team.


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