Michael Pauley

Postdoctoral researcher,
Institute for Applied Geometry
Johannes Kepler University
Altenberger Straße 69, A-4040 Linz, Austria
Tel: +43 732 2468 4089; fax: +43 732 2468-29162

Research summary

Applied geometry
The isogeometric segmentation problem, expressing boundary-represented solids as unions of smooth images of cubes suitable for isogeometric analysis.
Differential geometry and its applications
Variational problems and ordinary differential equations in Riemannian manifolds and Lie groups, and applications. In particular, cubic interpolants in non-flat spaces, which arise from problems in robotic control, computer graphics and directional statistics.
Flag-transitive linear spaces and polynomials over finite fields.


Peer-reviewed publications

  1. B. Jüttler, M. Kapl, D. M. Nguyen, Q. Pan and M. Pauley,
    Isogeometric segmentation: The case of contractible solids without non-convex edges.
    Computer-Aided Design Volume 57, December 2014, Pages 74-90
  2. D. M. Nguyen, M. Pauley and B. Jüttler
    Isogeometric segmentation. Part II: On the segmentability of contractible solids with nonconvex edges.
    Graphical Models Volume 76, Issue 5, September 2014, Pages 426-439
  3. Ó. Garay and M. Pauley,
    Non-geodesic particle trajectories with vanishing higher accelerations.
    Journal of Geometry and Physics, Volume 74, December 2013, 342-351.
  4. Ó. Garay and M. Pauley,
    Critical Curves for a Santaló Problem in 3-space forms.
    Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 398, Issue 1 (2013) 80-99.
  5. M. Pauley and L. Noakes,
    Cubics and negative curvature.
    Differential Geometry and its Applications 30, Issue 6 (2012) 694-701.
  6. M. Pauley,
    Jupp and Kent's cubics in Lie groups.
    Journal of Mathematical Physics 52, (2011) 013515, 9pp.
  7. M. Pauley,
    Parabolic curves in Lie groups.
    Journal of Mathematical Physics 51 (2010) 053526, 10pp.
  8. M. Pauley and J. Bamberg,
    A construction of one-dimensional affine flag-transitive linear spaces.
    Finite Fields and Their Applications 14 (2008) 537-548.

Other publications

  1. Ó. Garay and M. Pauley,
    Lift-Off Fellowship report. Geodesics: a natural breeding ground for geometrical problems.
    Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society 40, No. 4 (2013) 261-263.


  1. M. Pauley, D. M. Nguyen, D. Mayer, J. Špeh, O. Weeger and B. Jüttler,
    The isogeometric segmentation pipeline.

In preparation

  1. B. Jüttler, D. M. Nguyen and M. Pauley,
    Isogeometric segmentation. Part III: Advanced techniques for the segmentation of contractible solids with nonconvex edges.


  1. Cubics, curvature and asymptotics.
    Phd Thesis, The University of Western Australia, 2011.
  2. Flag-transitive linear spaces and line spreads of projective spaces.
    Honours thesis, The University of Western Australia, 2006.


  1. discrepancy (Ludum Dare 31).
  2. Space Spy Story (Ludum Dare 30).
  3. Logifig (Ludum Dare 29).
  4. SWEAT (Ludum Dare 27).
  5. Recondite Rectangles (Ludum Dare 26).
  6. Beams with enlightenment
    Cross beams and collect paper cranes on your way to becoming enlightened. An HTML5 puzzle game. Coverage on Indie Game Magazine.
  7. An Astronomical Affray (Ludum Dare 24).