I am a post-doc in Laboratoire d'Informatique (LIX) at École Polytechnique near Paris.
Before that I was a PhD student in the Computer Graphics lab at Tel Aviv University.
My previous experience spans two years of professional experience as a 3D artist working on
various visual effects and animation projects,
and over 10 years of experience in software development as programmer and team leader in several organizations.
2016 - 2017
I am part of a computer graphics group lead of Maks Ovsjanikov.
2011 - 2016
Computer graphics lab, under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Cohen-Or.
2003 - 2005
Graduated with honors.
Rachele Bellini, Yanir Kleiman, Daniel Cohen-Or.
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH), 2016
Yanir Kleiman, George Goldberg, Yael Amsterdamer, Daniel Cohen-Or.
The Visual Computer (Proceedings of CGI), 2016
Yanir Kleiman, Oliver van Kaick, Olga Sorkine-Hornung, Daniel Cohen-Or.
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia), 2015
Yanir Kleiman, Dov Danon, Jasmin Felberbaum, Joel Lanir, Daniel Cohen-Or.
Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2015
Oliver van Kaick, Noa Fish, Yanir Kleiman, Shmuel Asafi, Daniel Cohen-Or.
ACM Transactions on Grpahics (TOG), 2014
Yanir Kleiman, Noa Fish, Joel Lanir, Daniel Cohen-Or.
Computer Graphics Forum (Proceedings of SGP), 2013
Oana Sidi, Oliver van Kaick, Yanir Kleiman, Hao Zhang, Daniel Cohen-Or.
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia), 2011
Leah Epstein, Yanir Kleiman, Jiri Sgall, Rob van Stee.
Theoretical computer science, 2007
Toward Semantic Image Similarity from Crowdsourced Clustering.
SHED: Shape Edit Distance for Fine-grained Shape Similarity.
Dynamic Maps for Exploring and Browsing Shapes.
Awards and Fellowships
I was partly funded by this grant during my PhD studies.
Runner up for Best Visual Effects in Animex 2010 Festival.
Awarded for excellence during my M.Sc. studies.
SIGGRAPH (2014, 2015, 2016)
SIGGRAPH ASIA (2014, 2015)
Eurographics (2015, 2016, 2017)
Computer Graphics Forum (2014, 2015)
The Visual Computer (2016, 2017)
Transactions on Visualizations and Computer Graphics (2017)
Graphical Models (2015)
Computer and Graphics (2013)
Worked on "The Looney Tunes Show" for Warner Bros.
- Lighting and set dressing shots in Maya.
- Creating visual effects (dust, smoke) using dynamics and MEL scripting in Maya.
- Creating render layers and monitoring the render process on a render farm.
- MEL scripting for automated tasks in Maya.
- Final compositing of shots using Nuke.
Worked mostly on shading, lighting, and render passes.
Additional work included modeling and scripting.
"Deus" is a sci-fi TV show in Israel.
I created visual effects for several shots on the show from start to finish.
Tracking, modeling, simulation, animation, rendering and compositing.
2008 - 2009
Visual Effects specialization, graduated with honors.
Developed and implemented automated text categorization and linking algorithms with C# and SQL Server.
2005 - 2007
The start-up company provides a platform for cellular advertising on multiple channels
such as in-game advertising, WAP, SMS, MMS and streaming.
My team developed a web based back-office system that enables advertisers
to manage their campaigns and creative ads.
- .NET infrastructures (ASP.NET) and SQL Server 2005 development.
- Management and task planning.
- Requirements specification.
- GUI design (flow and graphic design).
- Recruiting and training.
- Java development.
2004 - 2005
Team leader of about 7 programmers.
The team supplied all internal computing needs of the unit.
The team developed and maintained about 10 different systems,
some built with .NET infrastructures and some with Microsoft DNA
2000 - 2004
Lead the team migration process from DNA infrastructures to
- Designed and implemented .NET infrastructures.
- Lead development of several .NET systems.
- Trained team members.
- Graphic design for all of the unit's web (intra-net) systems.
1996 - 2000
During my studies, I worked part time as a Visual Basic and ASP programmer.
Maya, XSI, Mental Ray, Nuke, After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Boujou.
Programming Languages and Technologies:
.NET Framework, ASP.NET, HTML, SQL Server, Oracle, XML, XSL, CSS
April 7, 1980.
Hebrew - native,
English - excellent,
French - basic.