David R. Palmer

PhD Student, MIT CSAIL
Stata Center 32-D474
        
drp@mit.edu
David R. Palmer

I am a fifth-year PhD student in the Geometric Data Processing Group at MIT, studying with Professor Justin Solomon. My research leverages ideas from differential and algebraic geometry, topology, and mathematical physics toward computational applications.

Previously, I spent a year at the University of Cambridge studying Part III of the Mathematical Tripos. Prior to that, I was an undergraduate at Harvard, where I was advised by Professor Steven Gortler. I also interned at Pixar Research, where I worked with Fernando de Goes on tools for manipulating discrete vector fields and on a fluid simulator based on power diagrams.

I am very grateful to be supported by a Hertz Fellowship and a MathWorks Fellowship.

In my spare time, I enjoy singing, baking sourdough bread, and keeping bees.


Publications

DeepCurrents: Learning Implicit Representations of Shapes with Boundaries
DeepCurrents: Learning Implicit Representations of Shapes with Boundaries
David Palmer*, Dmitriy Smirnov*, Stephanie Wang, Albert Chern, Justin Solomon
(* denotes equal contribution)
ArXiv | Project Page
Maximum a Posteriori Inference of Random Dot Product Graphs via Conic Programming
Maximum a Posteriori Inference of Random Dot Product Graphs via Conic Programming
David Wu, David Palmer, Daryl DeFord
SIAM Journal on Optimization (In Review)
ArXiv
Sum-of-Squares Geometry Processing
Sum-of-Squares Geometry Processing
Zoë Marschner, Paul Zhang, David Palmer, Justin Solomon
SIGGRAPH Asia 2021, Tokyo
ArXiv | Video
Frame Field Operators
Frame Field Operators
David Palmer, Oded Stein, Justin Solomon
Symposium on Geometry Processing 2021, Online
Paper | ArXiv | Code | Video
Hexahedral Mesh Repair via Sum-of-Squares Relaxation
Hexahedral Mesh Repair via Sum-of-Squares Relaxation
Zoë Marschner, David Palmer, Paul Zhang, Justin Solomon
Symposium on Geometry Processing 2020, Online
Paper | PDF | Code | Video
Algebraic Representations for Volumetric Frame Fields
Algebraic Representations for Volumetric Frame Fields
David Palmer, David Bommes, Justin Solomon
ACM Transactions on Graphics 2020
Paper | Code
Toward Computing Extremal Quasiconformal Maps via Discrete Harmonic Measured Foliations
Toward Computing Extremal Quasiconformal Maps via Discrete Harmonic Measured Foliations
David Palmer
AB Thesis in Computer Science 2015, Harvard University
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