Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

311 Graf Hall



  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Brown University, 1996
  • Sc.M., Computer Science, Brown University, 1992
  • B.A., Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1990
  • B.A., Art, University of California at Berkeley, 1990

Research Interests

Grimm is currently working in the areas of computer graphics and human–computer interaction, including the relationship between shape and biological function, design of interfaces for manipulating and annotating 3D images, and artistic-based modeling and visualization.


Cindy Grimm is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. She is affiliated with the Robotics group, Human-Centered computing, and Graphics and Visualization. Her background is in computer science, specifically computer graphics and surface modeling. However, over the years she has delved into human computer interfaces, surface modeling for biological applications, bat sonar, art-based rendering, 3D sketching, and understanding how people perform 3D segmentation of volumetric data. Previously, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.