Doug L. James

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Cornell University
311 Gates Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-7501, USA  (email -- best way to reach me)
607-255-9215  (voice) (don't leave a message, since I probably won't listen to it :/)
607-255-4428  (fax)

Cornell Affiliations: Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Program of Computer Graphics
Assistant: Randy Hess (323 Gates,; (607) 255-0985)
Office Hours: Friday 1-3pm, or by appointment.

Update: After 9 great years at Cornell, I will be moving to Computer Science at Stanford University as a Full Professor starting summer 2015. I am no longer accepting new PhD students at Cornell.
Highlight: I will be Technical Papers Chair for ACM SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.
Highlight: Keynote lectures on Physics-based Animation Sound: Progress and Challenges given at 2014 SIAM Annual Meeting, and 2014 ACM/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation.
Highlight: Received the Katayanagi Emerging Leadership Prize (2013).
We received a SciTech Academy Award for Wavelet Turbulence (Feb 2013) [details]

Pictured (left to right): Theodore Kim, Nils Thuerey,

Markus Gross and Doug James

credit: Darren Decker / ŠA.M.P.A.S.

Highlight: BBC Radio, Click, The rise of computer-generated sound (Oct 2012)
BBC Radio, The Art of Water Music
Highlight: NPR Radio, Science Friday, The Future of Computer-Generated Sound Effects

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:
Computer graphics, physically based animation, physically based sound rendering, haptic rendering, algorithms for real-time and interactive physics, and scientific computing.  Some research themes are (1) efficient deformation processing;  (2) interactive and multi-sensory
(graphics, haptics, sound) physical simulation; and (3) motion control and design.

Research Publications and Projects

Funding and Awards:
Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2011)
Cornell's ACSU Faculty of the Year Award (2009)

Cornell's Douglas Whitney '61 College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award (2008)
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
National Science Foundation (CAREER, EMT, HCC (Physically Based Sound Rendering), ...)
National Institutes of Health (NIBIB)
BOEING (Commercial Airplanes)
Intel Corporation (Intel Science & Technology Center for Visual Computing)
PopSci "Brilliant 10" (Popular Science, 2005; CMU press release, USA Today, PghPostGazette)

Students I work with:

"Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire." --W.B. Yeats
"Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible." --Richard P. Feynman

An early unpublished collaboration in the Program of Computer Graphics (circa 2007)...