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About Me

I'm a Ph.D. candidate and BMS Phase II student working in the field of mathematical geometry processing in the mathematical geometry processing group headed by Prof. Dr. Konrad Polthier at Freie Universität Berlin. Since April 2018, I am COO of Mathe im Leben gemeinnützige GmbH. I am associated to the SFB 109 "DGD" and a member of a Matheon project.

My research interests are set between Computer Science and Mathematics. I am mainly concerned about all issues related to point sets. This includes the acquisition of point sets via 3D-scanning as well as their processing afterwards. Key terms for the latter are surface reconstruction and cluster algorithms. In regard of efficiency, I am interested in nearest-neighbor algorithms and data structures.

I received a M.Sc. in Mathematics in 2014 with focus on a Kd-Tree data structure implementation within the setting of anisotropic point cloud smoothing. My Master's thesis can be found here.
In 2011 I finished both my B.Sc. in Mathematics and my B.Sc. in Computer Science with a thesis on Parikh's game logic.

I am a member of the German Mathematical Society, the Berlin Mathematical Society, and SIAM as well its activity group Geometric Design.

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Publications / Posters / Talks


  • A Leap Forward: Gestural Geometry Exploration and Didactics

    with U. Bath, K. Guo, and K. Polthier, in review for: Journal of Mathematics and the Arts - Special Issue on Education
  • Eine Datenanalyse der Persistenz und Leistung von Schulkindern im Wettbewerb „Mathe im Advent“

    with M. Damrau and H. Villamizar, in preparation for: Tagungsband GDMV 2018.
  • Einfach erstaunlich schwierig: Vom Staunen in der Mathematik

    in preparation for: Timo Kehren, Carolin Krahn, Georg Oswald u. Christoph Poetsch (Hrsg.), Staunen. Perspektiven eines Phänomens zwischen Natur und Kultur
  • Intrinsic Feature Detection from Moving Least Squares

    with B. Sober and D. Levin, in review for Proceedings of the SPG 2018 Conference.
  • Constraint-based Point Set Denoising using Restricted Quadratic Error Metrics

    with S. Yadav, U. Reiteuch, E. Zimmermann, and K. Polthier, to appear in the Proceedings of SMI 2018 Conference.
  • Mondrian Revisited: A Peek Into The Third Dimension

    with K. Polthier, to appear in the Proceedings of the 2018 Bridges Conference.
  • Combinatorial and Asymptotical Results on the Neighborhood Grid Data Structure

    2018, with U. Reitebuch, K. Polthier, and S. Das, Proceedings of EuroCG18.
  • Directional Density Measure To Intrinsically Estimate And Counteract Non-Uniformity In Point Clouds

    2018, with J. Jansen and K. Polthier, to appear in the proceedings of GMP 2018.
  • Chladni Towers

    2017, submission to "Asian Digital Modeling Challenge 2017".
  • Turing Patterns Revisited: A Peek Into The Third Dimension

    2017, with K. Polthier, in Proceedings of Bridges 2017: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture.
  • Wie schnell sortiert man Menschenmassen?

    2017, in "Expuls - Zeitung für den CdE".
  • Chladni Figures Revisited: A Peek Into The Third Dimension

    2016, with U. Reitebuch and K. Polthier, in Proceedings of Bridges 2016: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture.



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Awards and Scholarships


  • 2017: 18 months free membership in SIAM

    Nominated for and awarded an 18 months free membership in the Society of Applied Mathematics and the Activity Group "Geometric Design".
  • 2017: ADMC 2017 Award for Excellence

    Given an "Award for Excellence" for the entry "Chladni Towers" in the Asian Digital Modeling Challenge 2017.
  • 2017: First prize in the "Research to Market Challenge"

    Awarded a first prize in the category "Social and Cultural" with the entry "Double Cover", mathematical models for education.
  • 2016: Three-year free membership in the German Mathematical Society

    Awarded a three-year free membership for exceptional deeds for the German Mathematical Society
  • 2015: Mathemacher des Monats October 2015

    Given the title "Mathemacher des Monats" by the German Mathematical Society
  • 2015: Main Price at Student Conference

    Awarded a "Main Price" at the Student Conference of the "Jahrestagung der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung 2015"


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Conference Attendance:

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I have been a peer reviewer for the following conferences and journals:

  • CAD
  • CAGD
  • CGI - Computer Graphics International (annual Conference)
  • GMP - Geometric Modeling and Processing (annual Conference)
  • SGP - Symposium on Geometry Processing (annual Conference)
  • SMI - Shape Modeling International (annual Conference)
  • SPM - Solid and Physical Modeling (annual Conference)
  • TopoInVis

Other Activities:

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In 2007 I started practicing the japanese martial art of Aikido. Currently I hold a first kyu in the ranking system of the German Aikido Association (DAB).
Furthermore, I am an active member of the running group of Freie Universität Berlin, participating any runs and relays from 5km to half-marathon distance.


Contact me under the following address or just drop by.
Name: Martin Skrodzki
EMail: martin[dot]skrodzki[at]fu-berlin[dot]de
Phone: +49 30 838 75868
Address: Arnimallee 6, Room 111, 14195 Berlin
City: Berlin/Germany
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