About Me

I am a permanent researcher (Chargée de recherche) in the IMAGINE team at Inria Grenoble, France. Until October 2017, I was a postdoctoral associate at MIT where I worked with Prof. Wojciech Matusik on the computational design of meta-materials. I obtained my PhD in 2014 from the Computer Graphics Laboratory of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where I collaborated with Disney Research Zurich. My thesis focused on the development of novel algorithms for the design of custom deformable objects. I received my Master's degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from ENSIMAG, INP Grenoble, France, in 2004. Before starting my PhD, I was a software developer at Dassault Systèmes, in the CATIA Geometric Modeler team.

Publications

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Computational Discovery of Extremal Microstructure Families

D. Chen, M. Skouras, B. Zhu, W. Matusik
Science Advances, 2018
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Two-Scale Topology Optimization with Microstructures

B. Zhu, M. Skouras, D. Chen, W. Matusik
ACM Transactions on Graphics, 2017
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aeroMorph - Heat-sealing Inflatable Shape-change Materials for Interaction Design

J. Ou, M. Skouras, N. Vlavianos, F. Heibeck, C.-Y. Cheng, J. Peters, H. Ishii
Proceedings of ACM UIST, 2016
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Interactive Surface Design with Interlocking Elements

M. Skouras, S. Coros, E. Grinspun, B. Thomaszewski
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH ASIA), 2015
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Computational Design and Fabrication of Deformable Objects

Mélina Skouras
Ph.D. Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2014
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Designing Inflatable Structures

M. Skouras, B. Thomaszewski, P. Kaufmann, A. Garg, B. Bickel, E. Grinspun, M. Gross
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH), 2014
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Computational Design of Actuated Deformable Characters

M. Skouras, B. Thomaszewski, S. Coros, B. Bickel, M. Gross
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH), 2013
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Physical Face Cloning

B. Bickel, P. Kaufmann, M. Skouras, B. Thomaszewski, D. Bradley, T. Beeler, P. Jackson, S. Marschner, W. Matusik, M. Gross
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH), 2012
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Computational Design of Rubber Balloons

M. Skouras, B. Thomaszewski, B. Bickel, M. Gross
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of Eurographics), 2012

Teaching