About GrUVi

We are an inter-disciplinary team of researchers working in visual computing, in particular, computer graphics and computer vision. Current areas of focus include 3D and robotic vision, 3D printing and content creation, animation, AR/VR, generative AI, geometric and image-based modelling, language and 3D, machine learning, natural phenomenon, and shape analysis. Our research works frequently appear in top venues such as SIGGRAPH, CVPR, and ICCV (we rank #14 in the world in terms of top publications in visual computing, as of 6/2023) and we collaborate widely with the industry and academia (e.g., Adobe Research, Amazon, Autodesk, Google, MSRA, Princeton, Stanford, Tel Aviv, and Washington). Our faculty and students have won numerous honours and awards, including FRSC, SIGGRAPH Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Alain Fournier Best Thesis Award, CS|InfoGAN Researcher Award, Google Faculty Award, Google PhD Fellowship, Borealis AI Fellowship, TR35@Singapore, CHCCS Achievement and Early Career Researcher Awards, NSERC Discovery Accelerator Awards, and several best paper awards from CVPR, ECCV, SCA, SGP, etc. Gruvi alumni went on to take up faculty positions in Canada, the US, and Asia, while others now work at companies including Amazon, Apple, EA, Facebook (Meta), Google, IBM, and Microsoft.

The lab was first founded in 1992 by Professor Tom Calvert whose work in human animation led to the now famous LifeForms software and the startup firm Credo Inc. Today, we have a modern infrastructure, supported through two Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grants and two NSERC Research Tools and Instruments grants. Student support is provided by NSERC Discovery Grants, several NSERC Strategic Project Grants, along with funding from GRAND NCE, MITACS, and Precarn. Three GrUVi faculty have won the prestigious NSERC Discovery Accelerator grants.

GrUVi Lab is at the Simon Fraser University atop of Burnaby Mountain in the Technology And Science Complex, room TASC 8004. If you’d like to visit, instructions on how to get here are on the main SFU site. If you’d like to correspond with us in other ways, here is our address:

GrUVi Lab, TASC Building 8004 School Of Computing Science Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 Canada

Phone: +1 (778) 782-3610 Fax: +1 (778) 782-3045

Email: haoz (at) sfu.ca