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Benjamin  Mora, PhD (Toulouse, France)
Associate professor


Research: Computer Graphics ; Volume Graphics; Visualisation of 3-D data; Medical Imaging; HPC

Taught Modules in 2016:

3rd year Project:
project page (TB1 & TB2)
Graphics Processor Programming (TB2).
Operating Systems and Architectures (TB1).

Other: See also benjamin.mora.free.fr for more information on my research, and the DirectTrace project.

Office Hours: Monday 14.00-16.00

t: (+44) (0)1792 295575
f: (+44) (0)1792 295708
e: b.mora at swan.ac.uk
p: Dr. B. Mora, room 303, Department of Computer Science, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK



1.     Andrew Ryan and Benjamin Mora. Variations on image reconstruction: weighted back projection and Fourier expectation maximization. In proceedings of the Computer Graphics & Visual Computing (CGVC) 2014 conference. pp. 9-16. DOI: 10.2312/cgvc.20141201.

2.     Aristeidis Tsitiridis, Benjamin Mora and Mark Richardson. Hierarchical Object Recognition Model of Increased Invariance. Volume 383 of Communications in Computer and Information Science, page 192-202. Springer, (2013) (Proceedings of the 14th EANN Conference). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-41013-0_20

3.     Ian C. Doidge, Mark W. Jones and Benjamin Mora. Mixing Monte Carlo and progressive rendering for improved global illumination. The Visual Computer. June 2012, Volume 28, Issue 6-8, pp 603-612. DOI: 10.1007/s00371-012-0703-2

4.     Andrew Ryan and Benjamin Mora. On the implementation and analysis of expectation maximization algorithms with stopping criterion. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2012.  DOI: 10.1109/ICIP.2012.6467379

5.     Benjamin Mora. Naïve Ray-Tracing: A divide-and-conquer approach. ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 30, No 5, October 2011. DOI: 10.1145/2019627.2019636

6.     L. Clarke, M. Chen and B. Mora. Automatic Generation of 3D Caricatures based on Artistic Deformation Styles. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2011, Vol. 17. No 5, pp. 808-821. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2010.76

7.     Benjamin Mora, Ross Maciejewski, Min Chen and David S. Ebert, Visualization and Computer Graphics on Isotropically Emissive Volumetric Displays. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, March-April 2009, Vol. 15. No 2, pp. 221-234. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2008.99

8.     Ravi Prakash Kammaje and Benjamin Mora, Row Tracing using Hierarchical Occlusion Maps, in Proceedings of IEEE symposium on Interactive Ray-Tracing 2008, pp. 27-34. DOI:10.1109/RT.2008.4634617

9.     Ravi Prakash Kammaje and Benjamin Mora, A Study of Restricted BSP Trees for Ray Tracing. IEEE/EG symposium on Interactive Ray-Tracing 2007. DOI: 10.1109/RT.2007.4342591

10.  Aidong Lu, David S. Ebert, Wei Qiao, Martin Kraus and Benjamin Mora, Volume illustration using wang cubes, ACM Transactions On Graphics, Vol. 26, No 2, Article 11, June 2007. DOI: 10.1145/1243980.1243985

11.  L. Clarke, M. Chen, P. Townsend and B. Mora, Elastic facial caricature warping, Eurographics Short Papers, 149-152, Vienna, September, 2006.

12.  B. Mora and D. S. Ebert, Low Complexity Maximum Intensity Projection, ACM Transactions on Graphics, Vol. 24, No 4, October 2005, pp. 1392-1416. DOI: 10.1145/1095878.1095886

13.  B. Mora and D. S. Ebert, Instant volumetric understanding with order-independent volume rendering. Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics’04 Proceedings, Grenoble), vol. 23. No. 3, pp. 489-497, September 2004. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2004.00780.x

14.  L. Barthe, B. Mora, N.A. Dodgson and M.A. Sabin, Interactive implicit modelling based on C1 reconstruction of regular grids. International Journal of Shape Modeling, 8(2), pp. 99-117, December 2002. DOI: 10.1142/S021865430200008X

15.  Benjamin Mora, Jean-Pierre Jessel and René Caubet, A new object-order ray-casting algorithm. IEEE Visualization 2002, boston, USA, pp. 203-210, October 2002. DOI:10.1109/VISUAL.2002.1183776

16.  L. Barthe, B. Mora, N.A. Dodgson and M.A. Sabin , Triquadratic reconstruction for interactive modelling of potential fields. SMI'2002 Shape Modeling International, Banff, Alberta, Canada, pp. 145-153, May 2002. DOI 10.1109/SMI.2002.10011

17.  B. Mora, Nouveaux algorithmes interactifs pour la visualisation de données volumiques. PhD thesis, Paul Sabatier university of Toulouse, December 2001.

18.  Benjamin Mora, Jean-Pierre Jessel and  René Caubet, Visualization of isosurfaces with parametric cubes. Computer Graphics Forum (Eurographics’01 Proceedings, Manchester), vol. 20. No. 3, pp. 377-384, September 2001. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8659.00530

19.  Benjamin Mora, Jean-Pierre Jessel and René Caubet, Accelerating volume rendering with quantized voxels. IEEE/ACM SIGGRAPH Volume visualization and graphics symposium 2000 (in conjonction with IEEE visualization’00), October 2000, Salt Lake City, pp. 63-70. DOI: 10.1145/353888.353900

20.  Benjamin Mora, Jean-Pierre Jessel and  René Caubet, A method for computer generated prostheses. Proceedings of the European Medical & Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC’99), Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, Vol. 37 Sup. 2, Vienna, November 1999, pp.1130-1131.


  1. R. Kammaje and B. Mora, Accelerated 5D Ray Tree construction on the GPU. Eurographics 2011 conference.
  2. B. Mora. The Direct-Trace Library: Ray-Tracing for the Masses. High Performance Graphics 2011 conference.



  1. Benjamin Mora, DIRECT RAY TRACING OF 3D SCENES. (US8797324). Granted (August 2014)


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