Eftychios Sifakis

Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Contact Information:

University of Wisconsin Madison
Computer Sciences Bldg, Room 6355
1210 W Dayton St.
Madison WI 53706

Email : sifakis AT cs DOT wisc DOT edu

Professional information

I am an assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I joined the department in January of 2011.

Between 2007-2010 I was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California Los Angeles, jointly appointed to the departments of Mathematics and Computer Science. I completed my PhD degree in Computer Science at Stanford University, under the supervision of Ron Fedkiw. Before moving to the United States, I completed a B.Sc in Computer Science (2000) and a B.Sc in Mathematics (2002), both from the University of Crete, Greece. 

My current research revolves around the areas of computer graphics, physics-based modeling/simulation and scientific computing. I am particularly interested in the development of algorithms and numerical techniques that can facilitate the efficient and accurate simulation of parts of the human body, with focus on applications in biomechanics and virtual surgery.

Biographical sketch
Curriculum Vitae
Project descriptions (with illustrations and videos)


At UW-Madison:
CS838 - Topics in Computing : Introduction to Physics-Based Modeling and Simulation (Spring 2014)
CS412 - Introduction to Numerical Methods (Spring 2013)
CS838 - Topics in Computing : Introduction to Physics-Based Modeling and Simulation (Fall 2012)
CS412 - Introduction to Numerical Methods (Spring 2012)
CS838 - Topics in Computing : Advanced Modeling and Simulation (Fall 2011)
CS412 - Introduction to Numerical Methods (Spring 2011)

Math 151B - Applied Numerical Methods (Winter 2009-2010)


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Personal information

My wife, Demetra Makris Sifakis, is a dentist. Prior to our move to Madison she was working at the St. Johns Well Child and Family Center. She was also visiting clinical faculty for the UCLA School of Dentistry.