Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Marc Pomplun

Second Advisor

Dan Simovici

Third Advisor

Duc Tran


In the view of the industry, the modeling design process is an overwhelming, non-trivial, and time-consuming task. As a result, creating such a design can take days, months, even several years. In this thesis, we investigate how human designers use human-centric computational-aided modeling design tools to assist the modeling design processes. We investigate:

  • how we utilize the perception data obtained from the virtual environments to develop novel computational approaches of the layout designs for human movement comfort, accessibility, and convenience.
  • how we utilize the semantic data obtained from real environments to develop novel computational approaches of the sound source assignment for the immersive experience in virtual reality.
  • how we utilize the suggested images obtained from a set of annotated images to develop novel computational approaches of gallery design for generating style-unified gallery walls in augmented reality.

We then tackle various challenging computational design problems within our novel approaches. In the visual perception approach, we devise agent-driven optimization methods for the road signs assignment by a given layout, and we devise an adaptive algorithm to design a gallery by a suggestion system. In the auditory perception work, we devise an automatic algorithm to enhance the immersive of the given static panorama images through realistic sound sources assignment.


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