Ryan Goldade

PhD Student

  • e: rgoldade AT uwaterloo DOT ca

Personal Profile

I am a PhD student at the University of Waterloo, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Batty. My research focuses on physics-based animation of liquids and computational geometry. I am also a part-time software developer with SideFX Software, working on simulations for their Houdini software package (watch my Masterclass here!).


An Adaptive Variational Finite Difference Framework for Efficient Symmetric Octree Viscosity

ACM Transaction on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Proceedings) 2019

Project Page, Source Code

Constraint Bubbles: Adding Efficient Zero-Density Bubbles to Incompressible Free Surface Flow

arXiv pre-print


A Practical Method for High-Resolution Embedded Liquid Surfaces

Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics 2016)

Project page

Towards Real-time Sea-floor Surface Reconstruction and Classification using 3-D Side-scan Sonar

MASc Thesis (2014)'

Project page

Real Time Smoke and Fire using Triangle Meshes

Symposium for Computer Animation 2013 (poster and demo - Best poster winner)

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Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology

Year: 2016. Value: $15,000

President's Graduate Scholarship

Year: 2016. Value: $10,000

Graduate Excellence Award in Computer Science

Year: 2016. Value: $5,000

Graduate Excellence Award in Computer Science

Year: 2015. Value: $5,000

University of Waterloo Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Year: 2014. Value: $5,000


University of Waterloo

PhD Student (current)

Simon Fraser University

MASc 2014

Simon Fraser University

BASc 2009