Barbara Solenthaler

Department of Computer Science
Computer Graphics Laboratory
ETH Zurich
Universitätsstrasse 6
CNB G 106.1

I am a senior research scientist at the Computer Graphics Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where I am heading the subgroup on Simulation and Animation. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Zurich. My research focuses on physics simulations and animations for computer graphics. I am particularly interested in methods for efficient, robust and artist-controllable simulations, and use data-driven techniques to transform and simplify workflows. I regularly serve on technical program committees of major graphics conferences including ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics and ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA), and was one of the conference chairs of the ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 2016. I am a co-founder of Apagom AG that provides a real-time fluid engine using machine learning.

I am always looking for Master students, PhD students and Post-Docs to do research in physically-based simulation, fluid modeling and applied machine learning. Please contact me if you are interested!


Vinicius Azevedo , Postdoc https://graphics.ethz.ch/~vviniciu/

Byungsoo Kim, PhD student http://www.byungsoo.me

Jingwei Tang, PhD student



Talk: Giving a talk at the Textile and Fashion Forum in Zurich.


Talk: Giving a talk at the MUSEN seminar series at TU Braunschweig.


Paper: Our paper “Deep Fluids: A Generative Network for Parameterized Fluid Simulations” was conditionally accepted at Eurographics 2019.


Tutorial: Our tutorial on SPH simulations was conditionally accepted at Eurographics 2019.


Team: Guillaume Cordonnier was awarded the prestigious ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship and will start at the CGL’s simulation group next year.


Workshop: The simulation group has attended the co-organized ETH-TUM-IST work retreat with Nils Thürey’s group from TUM and Chris Wojtan’s group from IST.


Member: I was elected as an executive committee member of the GI group Graphische Animation and Simulation (Fachgruppenleitung, Gesellschaft für Informatik).


Paper: Our report about our 10 years of research on intelligent educational games for learning spelling and mathematics is now online.


Paper: Our new DeepFluids paper on deep learning based fluid simulations is now online.