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Michael Barton, PhD

Research Scientist, Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE)

Research Interests

  • Computer Aided Geometric Design
  • Geometric Modeling & Processing
  • Kinematics
  • Geometric Computing & Manufacturing

Selected Publications

  • Barton M., Shi L., Killian M., Wallner J., Pottmann H. Circular arc snakes and kinematic surface generation, Computer Graphics Forum 32 (1), 1-10, 2013.
  • Barton M., Elber. G. Spiral fat arcs – Bounding regions with cubic convergence. Graphical Models, 73(2), 50–57, 2011.
  • Barton M., Hanniel I., Elber G., Kim M. S. Precise Hausdorff distance computation between polygonal meshes, Computer Aided Geometric Design, 27 (8), 580-591, 2010.
  • Barton M., Juttler B. Computing roots of polynomials by quadratic clipping. Computer Aided Geometric Design, 24 (3), 125-141, 2007.

Education Profile

  • 2007, Ph.D., in Computer Geometry, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2002, Mgr. (M.S.), in Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Professional Profile


  • Research Scientist, Numerical Porous Media Center, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • PostDoc, Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • PostDoc, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Research Associate, Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM), Linz, Austria