Troy A. Baker
Master's in Computer Science

Editing in progress. Upcoming 2017-2018.
Book Chapter: “Basics of Rigidity Theory”
Troy Baker, et al.
An introduction to fundamental concepts in rigidity theory: the study of rigidity in systems with a variety of geometric objects and constraints, which can be embedded in a variety of spaces. Additionally attempts to unify some contradictory abuse of terminology that has developed over the past century of study.
Editing in progress. Upcoming 2017-2018.
Book Chapter: “Geometric Constraint Decomposition: The General Case”
Troy Baker, Meera Sitharam
An introduction to the various techniques for decomposing geometric constraint systems. Discusses the different benefits, uses, and limitations of such techniques, which depends on the variety of geometric system being decomposed.
Under review. Upcoming 2017. TOMS.
“Efficient Atlasing and Search of Assembly Landscapes (EASAL) with Software Architecture and Functionalities”
Aysegul Ozkan, Rahul Prabhu, Ruijin Wu, Troy Baker, James Pence, Jorg Peters, Meera Sitharam
An explanation of the software architecture and the novel algorithms (and their theoretical backing) present in the EASAL software. EASAL is a suite of algorithms for understanding the structure and geometric properties of rigid point sets that are pairwise constrained by distance intervals. This is done by exploring the configuration spaces of these constraint systems.
July, 2015. CAGD 40.
“Optimal Decomposition and Recombination of Isostatic Geometric Constraint Systems for Designing Layered Materials”
Troy Baker, Meera Sitharam, Menghan Wang, Joel Willoughby
Presents a new form of optimal decomposition for minimally rigid 2D bar-joint constraint systems. Introduces the new theory, the proof of existence, and an O(n3) algorithm. Emphasizes the application of this algorithm to material design and medical science.
December, 2012. ApJ, 761, 141.
“The Faint End of the Cluster Luminosity Function at High Redshift”
Conor L. Mancone, Troy Baker, Anthony H. Gonzalez, Matthew L. N. Ashby, Spencer A. Stanford, Mark Brodwin, Peter R. M. Eisenhardt, Greg Snyder, Daniel Stern, and Edward L. Wright
Investigating the parameters of the field luminosity function at redshift ~1.3 through analysis of images from the Spitzer IRAC Shallow Cluster Survey.