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Mini Biography

I am a computer scientist at the Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, in Playa Vista. Previously I was a technical director / software developer at Sway Studio, where I built the famous Drive-A-Tron vehicle simulator.

My research interests include computer graphics, computer vision, and physics simulation, especially as applied towards visual effects. I also dabble in numerical optimization and automated reasoning.

I like hiking and swimming with my lovely wife Lynn, and software engineering, also with my lovely wife Lynn.


Visual Effects Society award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Music Video, February 2007. The video.

Publications & Such

Graham Fyffe, Paul Debevec. "Single-Shot Reflectance Measurement from Polarized Color Gradient Illumination", ICCP 2015.

Dan Casas, Oleg Alexander, Andrew W. Feng, Graham Fyffe, Ryosuke Ichikari, Paul Debevec, Rhuizhe Wang, Evan Suma, Ari Shapiro. "Rapid photorealistic blendshapes from commodity RGB-D sensors", i3D 2015.

Graham Fyffe, Andrew Jones, Oleg Alexander, Ryosuke Ichikari, Paul Debevec. Driving High-Resolution Facial Scans with Video Performance Capture", ACM Transactions on Graphics 34(1), 2014.

Borom Tunwattanapong, Graham Fyffe, Paul Graham, Jay Busch, Xueming Yu, Abhijeet Ghosh, Paul Debevec. "Acquiring Reflectance and Shape from Continuous Spherical Harmonic Illumination", SIGGRAPH 2013.

Curtis Beeson, Steve Burke, Mark Daly, Javier von der Pahlen, Etienne Danvoye, Bernardo Antoniazzi, Michael Eheler, Zbynek Kysela, Jorge Jimenez, Oleg Alexander, Jay Busch, Paul Graham, Borom Tunwattanapong, Andrew Jones, Koki Nagano, Ryosuke Ichikari, Paul Debevec, Graham Fyffe. "Digital Ira: High-Resolution Facial Performance Playback", SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! 2013.

Graham Fyffe, Andrew Jones, Oleg Alexander, Ryosuke Ichikari, Paul Graham, Koki Nagano, Jay Busch, Paul Debevec. "Driving High-Resolution Facial Blendshapes with Video Performance Capture", SIGGRAPH Talks 2013.

Jan Meseth, Shawn Hempel, Andrea Weidlich, Lynn Fyffe, Graham Fyffe, Craig Miller, Paul Carroll, Paul E. Debevec. "Improved Linear Light Source Material Reflectance Scanning", SIGGRAPH Talks 2012.

Graham Fyffe. "High Fidelity Facial Hair Capture", SIGGRAPH Talks 2012.

Svetlana Akim, Andrew Jones, Xueming Yu, Jay Busch, Graham Fyffe, Paul Graham, Paul E. Debevec, "A Cell Phone Based Platform for Facial Performance Capture". SIGGRAPH Posters 2012.

Wan-Chun Ma, Yi-Hua Wang, Graham Fyffe, Bing-Yu Chen, Paul Debevec. "A Blendshape Model That Incorporates Physical Interaction", Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds Vol. 23 No. 3-4, May 2012.

Andrew Jones, Graham Fyffe, Xueming Yu, Wan-Chun Ma, Jay Busch, Ryosuke Ichikari, Mark Bolas, Paul Debevec. "Head-mounted Photometric Stereo for Performance Capture", CVMP 2011.

Wan-Chun Ma, Graham Fyffe, Paul Debevec. "Optimized Local Blendshape Mapping for Facial Motion Retargeting", SIGGRAPH Talks 2011.

Abhijeet Ghosh, Graham Fyffe, Borom Tunwattanapong, Jay Busch, Xueming Yu, Paul Debevec. "Multiview Face Capture using Polarized Spherical Gradient Illumination", SIGGRAPH Asia 2011.

Graham Fyffe, Tim Hawkins, Chris Watts, Alex Wan-Chun Ma, Paul Debevec. "Comprehensive Facial Performance Capture", Eurographics 2011.

Graham Fyffe, XueMing Yu, Paul Debevec. "Single-Shot Photometric Stereo by Spectral Multiplexing", ICCP 2011.
See the talk on Youtube.

Graham Fyffe, "Tactical Optimization of Ray/Box Intersection", Ray Tracing News Vol. 21 No. 1, Nov 2009.

Graham Fyffe, Cyrus Wilson, Paul Debevec. "Cosine Lobe Based Relighting from Gradient Illumination Photographs", Conference for Visual Media Production, 2009.

Andrew Jones, Magnus Lang, Graham Fyffe, XueMing Yu, Jay Busch, Mark Bolas, Paul Debevec, Ian McDowall. "Achieving Eye Contact in a One-to-Many 3D Video Teleconferencing System", SIGGRAPH 2009.

Graham Fyffe, "Cheaply capturing normal maps from coins", SIGGRAPH Posters 2008.

Graham Fyffe. "Conjunction-Parity Diagrams", M.C.S dissertation, University of New Brunswick, Jan 2004.

Graham Fyffe. "Emulating XOR-BDDs with Conjunction Equivalence Diagrams", Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Representations and Methodology of Future Computing Technology, Germany, Mar 2003.

Graham Fyffe. "Datastructures for Ukkonen's Suffix Tree Algorithm", class project, Aug 2002.

Graham Fyffe, Joseph D. Horton, Yanping He. "Experiments with MARMOSET, a Deduction System Based on Clause Trees", Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on the Implementation of Logics, Germany, Nov 2001.

Graham Fyffe, "Fyffe Codes for Fast Codelength Approximation", 1999.