Steven S. An

stevenan at gmail dot com


Hi there! I'm currently a PhD student in computer graphics at Cornell University. I did my undergraduate in EECS at UC Berkeley, and then worked at a video game company for a year before deciding to pursue a PhD in 2007. My primary research interests are: efficient physical simulation, physically based sound synthesis, and real-time virtual worlds. My advisor is Doug James.

Projects and Publications:

Steven S. An, Doug L. James, and Steve Marschner, Motion-driven Concatenative Synthesis of Cloth Sounds, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2012), August, 2012

Project Page | PDF | Paper video (YouTube)
Jeffrey N. Chadwick, Steven S. An, and Doug L. James, Harmonic Shells: A Practical Nonlinear Sound Model for Near-Rigid Thin Shells, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH ASIA Conference Proceedings), December 2009

Project Page | PDF | NewScientist video (YouTube)
Steven S. An, Theodore Kim and Doug L. James, Optimizing Cubature for Efficient Integration of Subspace Deformations, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH ASIA Conference Proceedings), 27(5), December 2008, pp. 164:1-164:11.

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  • My hobbies include playing guitar and singing, skiing/snowboarding, long boarding, windsurfing, sailing, video games, and traveling (check out my photos from Iceland!).
  • There's no "correct" pronunciation for my last name in English, but saying it like "on" is fine.
  • Here's a cool calendar interface I've been working on in my spare time.
  • Here's a New York geography game I made with a friend for the Ithaca School District.