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. I worked on several new features for the Houdini 16.5 fluid simulation package (narrow band and air incompressibility). I also added features to the Houdini 16.0 release (watch my Masterclass here!).


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)

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

MASc Thesis (2014)'

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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