Tobias Pfaff

Researcher. Game programmer. Stingray enthusiast.

I’m a research engineer at Avametric (Measur3D) in San Francisco, and lead developer of their cloth simulation engine.

I’m interested in all things computer graphics, in particular physically-based simulation and games. I worked on fracture and thin shell mechanics with James O'Brien at UC Berkeley as a postdoc. For my PhD, I studied turbulent fluid simulation for graphics at ETH Zurich in Markus Gross‘ group. In ancient times I worked in Environmental Physics at IUP Heidelberg. Most of my research work is available in the software frameworks Arcsim and Mantaflow.

Sometimes I make games. I’ve worked with the excellent folks of DoubleFine and Shinyshoe, and have a few of projects of my own.

Stingrays are awesome.

tob.pfaff (at)