Marc Gissler
Computer Science Department
Georges-Koehler-Allee 052
D-79110 Freiburg im Breisgau


+49 761 203 8286


Marc Gissler is a research assistant and Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Graphics group at the University of Freiburg. He received his diploma degree in Computer Science from the University of Freiburg in 2007. His research interests comprise physically-based simulation and computational geometry. In particular, he is focusing on proximity query problems.


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M. Gissler, M. Ihmsen, M. Teschner,
"Efficient uniform grids for collision handling in medical simulators,"
International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2011),
pp. 79-84, March 5-7, 2011.

M. Gissler, M. Ihmsen, M. Teschner,
"Efficient uniform grids for collision handling in medical simulators,"
Technical Report Nr. 263, Department of Computer Science, Freiburg, January 2011. [PDF]
This report is the extended version of the respective GRAPP 2011 paper.



M. Westphal, C. Dornhege, S. Wölfl, M. Gissler, B. Nebel,
"Guiding the Generation of Manipulation Plans by Qualitative Spatial Reasoning,"
Spatial Cognition & Computation, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 75-102, January 2011.


M. Ihmsen, N. Akinci, M. Gissler, M. Teschner,
"Boundary Handling and Adaptive Time-stepping for PCISPH,"
Proc. VRIPHYS, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 79-88, Nov 11-12, 2010. [PDF] [AVI]



M. Gissler, C. Dornhege, B. Nebel, M. Teschner,
"Deformable Proximity Queries and their Application in Mobile Manipulation Planning,"
Proc. Symposium on Visual Computing ISVC, Las Vegas, USA, pp. 79-88, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2009. [PDF] [AVI]


C. Dornhege, M. Gissler, M. Teschner, B. Nebel,
"Integrating Symbolic and Geometric Planning for Mobile Manipulation,"
IEEE Int. Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics SSRR, Denver, USA, pp. 1-6, Nov. 3-6, 2009.


M. C. Metzger, M. Gissler, M. Asal, M. Teschner,
"Simultaneous Cutting of Coupled Tetrahedral and Triangulated Meshes and its Appl. in Orbital Reconstruction,"
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 409-416, 2009. The paper can be obtained from SpringerLink.


M. Gissler, R. Schmedding, M. Teschner,
"Time-critical Collision Handling for Deformable Modeling,"
Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds (CAVW), vol. 20, no. 2-3, pp. 355-364, CASA 2009 Special Issue, 2009. [PDF] [AVI]
The original version of this paper can be obtained from Wiley InterScience.


R. Schmedding, M. Gissler, M. Teschner,
"Optimized Damping for Dynamic Simulations,"
Proc. Spring Conference on Computer Graphics, Budmerice, Slovakia, pp. 205-212, April 23-25, 2009. [PDF] [AVI]



M. Gissler, M. Teschner,
"Adaptive Surface Decomposition for the Distance Computation of Arbitrarily Shaped Objects,"
Proc. Vision, Modeling, Visualization VMV'08, Konstanz, Germany, pp. 139-148, Oct. 8-10, 2008. [PDF] [AVI]


M. Gissler, U. Frese, M. Teschner,
"Exact Distance Computation for Deformable Objects,"
Proc. CASA - Short Papers, Seoul, Korea, pp. 47-54, Sep. 1-3, 2008. [PDF] [AVI]



M. Gissler, M. Becker, M. Teschner,
"Constraint Sets for Topology-changing Finite Element Models,"
Proc. VRIPHYS, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 21-26, Nov. 9, 2007. [PDF] [AVI]


M. Gissler,
"Simulation and Visualization of Topology-changing Plastic Material,"
Proc. CESCG, Budmerice, Slovakia, pp. 121-128, April 23-25, 2007. [PDF] [AVI]



M. Gissler, M. Becker, M. Teschner,
"Local Constraint Methods for Deformable Objects,"
Proc. VRIPHYS, Madrid, Spain, pp. 25-32, Nov. 6-7, 2006. [PDF] [AVI]


M. Gissler, M. Becker, M. Teschner,
"Local Constraint Methods for Deformable Objects,"
Eurographics / ACM SIGGRAPH SCA - Posters and Demos, Vienna, Austria, pp. 11-12, Sep. 2-4, 2006. [PDF] [AVI]


Seminars, lab courses, tutorials, student assistance


Graphikprogrammierung (Graphics Programming), Prof. Teschner, 2010/2011.


Computeranimation (Computer animation), Prof. Teschner, 2010.


Graphikprogrammierung (Graphics Programming), Prof. Teschner, 2009/2010.


Computeranimation (Computer animation), Prof. Teschner, 2009.


Graphikprogrammierung (Graphics Programming), Prof. Teschner, 2008/2009.


Computeranimation (Computer animation), Prof. Teschner, 2008.


Graphikprogrammierung (Graphics Programming), Prof. Teschner, 2007/2008.


Graphikprogrammierung (Graphics Programming), Prof. Teschner, 2008.

Student assistance

Graphische Datenverarbeitung (Computer Graphics), Prof. Teschner, 2004-2007.


Informatik I (online tutorial), Prof. Ottmann, 2002-2003.


Informatik II, Prof. Ottmann, 2003-2004.

Supervised theses

"Approximative Tetraedernetze für fehlerhafte Oberflächen aus Laserscanner-Daten,"
Oleg Stobbe, Bachelor thesis, 08/2009 - 02/2010.

"Analoge Artefakte in computergenerierten Bildern durch Nachbearbeitung in Echtzeit,"
Radik Yusupov, Bachelor thesis, 06/2009 - 10/2009.

"Impulse-based multibody animation,"
Adrian Rosca, Bachelor thesis, 12/2009 - 03/2010.

"Interaktive Simulation von verformbaren Objekten mit Hilfe einer Finite-Elemente-Methode für konvexe Polyeder,"
Alexander Nitsche, Diploma thesis, 03/2009 - 09/2009.

"Stabiles haptisches Rendern von Kontakten zwischen starren und verformbaren geometrischen Modellen,"
Matthias Binninger, Student Project, 05/2008 - 08/2009.

"A GPGPU-approach for Lattice-Boltzmann fluid simulation,"
Robert Jakob, Bachelor thesis, 05/2008 - 09/2008.

"Approximative Berechnung von dreidimensionalen Voronoi-Diagrammen unter Verwendung von Graphikhardware,"
Benjamin Schmidt, Diploma Thesis, 02/2008 - 10/2008.

"Statisches und dynamisches Schneiden von Tetraedernetzen entlang triangulierter Schnittflächen,"
Matthias Asal, Student Project, 10/2007 - 03/2008.


multi-robot exploration video
A demonstrator that shows multi-robot exploration. It is the joint work of three projects that are part of the Transregional Collaborative Research CenterSpatial Cognition: Reasoning, Action, Interaction, namely A3-[Multibot], R4-[LogoSpace] and R7-[PlanSpace]. The demonstrator combines the results of several years of research and was shown in Freiburg in June 2010 as part of a review process. In the video, an exploration robot gets the task to move to a specific location and to scan the surrounding area. If it finds the path to this specific location to be obstructed, it is able to issue the task of identified obstacles to be removed by a second robot. The second robot is mounted with a manipulator that allows it to grab and move objects.