My research focuses on physically-based simulations of fluids and deformable bodies in computer graphics and their perceptual evaluations. Recently, I am also researching into machine learning techniques such as neural networks and deep learning for such simulations.

I have been working as a postdoc in Nils Thuerey’s group at the Technical University of Munich since 2015. I earned my Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from Korea University in February 2014, where my advisor was JungHyun Han. I obtained my M.Sc. degree from the same university in February 2008.


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  • Kiwon Um, “Fluid Simulation in Hybrid Frameworks and Porous Shell Simulation with Water,” Ph.D. Thesis, Korea University, February 2014. (English)
  • Kiwon Um, “Leaking Fluids,” M.Sc. Thesis, Korea University, February 2008. (Korean)