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


Time: Wednesday/Friday, 10-11:20am
Location: CSE 2 (GATEs CENTER) 287


Instructor: Adriana Schulz, office hours Wed/Fridays 11:20-noon (CSE2- 209)
TA: Chis Uchytil, office hoursTuesday 9-10 (location TBD)