This course introduces students to the new and exciting field of computational design and fabrication, which is currently laying the foundations on which the next generation of manufacturing workflows and systems will be built. We will cover the essential computational tools of every stage in the computational fabrication pipeline: from hardware and its abstraction to the high level specification methods of design and their interactions with designers and engineers. Topics include concepts of hardware abstraction languages, geometry processing fundamentals, physics-based simulation, optimization techniques, data-driven design methods, and algorithms for high-performance interactive applications.

4 credits
Quals course; Applications Area

Syllabus: (PDF)


Time: Wednesday/Friday, 10-11:20am
Location: THO 234


Instructor: Adriana Schulz, office hours Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm (CSE- 468)
TA: Ben Jones, office hours Wednesdays 2pm-3pm in CSE 007