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Jon Denning

Department Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

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algorithms computer graphics data structures video game engines video games


  • PhD, Computer Science, Dartmouth College
  • BA, Computer Science & Mathematics, Tabor College

Career Highlights

Main developer behind RetopoFlow, one of the top selling Blender add-ons.

Featured Scholarship

Jonathan D. Denning, Valentina Tibaldo, Fabio Pellacini. “3DFlow: Continuous Summarization of Mesh Editing Workflows.” ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH), 34 (4), 2015 Jul.

Jonathan D. Denning, Fabio Pellacini. “MeshGit: Diffing and Merging Meshes for Polygonal Modeling.” ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH), 32 (4), 2013 Jul.

Xiaobo An, Xin Tong, Jonathan D. Denning, Fabio Pellacini. “AppWarp: Retargeting Measured Materials by Appearance-Space Warping.” ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia), 30 (6), 2011 Dec.

Jonathan D. Denning, William B. Kerr, Fabio Pellacini. “MeshFlow: Interactive Visualization of Mesh Construction Sequences.” ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH), 30 (4), 2011 Jul.


I turn coffee into code and pixels, play woodsball paintball, hack on the dvorak keyboard layout, avoid capitalizations, and sport toe shoes.