Flora Ponjou Tasse

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]


Research Interests

Computer Graphics, Geometry processing, High Performance Computing. In particular: sketch-based mesh generation, sketch-based terrain generation using texture synthesis techniques and GPU programming.

Contact Information

  • E-mail: fp289 (at) cl.cam.ac.uk
  • Office: William Gates Building
    Computer Laboratory
    15 JJ Thomson Avenue
    Cambridge CB3 0FD, UK
  • Telephone: +44-1223-763500
  • Laboratory address: see www.cl.cam.ac.uk/contact/


Work experience

  • iOS Developer (Apr 2011 - August 2012)
    Afrozaar Consulting, South Africa
    Worked on news, retail and banking apps
  • Teaching Assistant (Mar 2010 - Nov 2011)
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Assisted in Research methods, Human Computer Interaction,
    Web design, Database systems and Computer Networks
  • Tutor (Feb 2008 - Nov 2008)
    Rhodes University, South Africa
    Tutored Computer Skills and C Programming


Conferences & Journals
  • Tasse, F. P., Gain, J. and Marais, P. (2012), Enhanced Texture-Based Terrain Synthesis on Graphics Hardware. Computer Graphics Forum, 31: 1959 - 1972. [link]
  • Flora Ponjou Tasse, Kevin Glass, and Shaun Bangay, "Simulating crowd phenomena in african markets", In Afrigraph '09: Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Computer graphics, virtual Reality, visualisation and interaction in Africa, pages 47 - 52, Pretoria, South Africa. ACM Press, New York, NY, USA. 2009 [link]
Master thesis

Flora Ponjou Tasse. Texture-based terrain synthesis on Graphics hardware (CUDA). M.Sc. Thesis. University Of Cape Town, 2011. [pdf]

Honours thesis

Flora Ponjou Tasse, "Crowd simulation of pedestrians in a virtual city", Rhodes University. 2008 - [pdf]


  • Google Anita Borg Scholarship EMEA , 2011
  • Rhodes University Masters Prestigious Scholarship award, 2009
  • Janinne Franke Prize for Best Computer Science Honours Project, 2008
  • Best Faculty of Science Students Scholarship, Univ of Buea, 2006


  • Cambridge International Scholarship , 2012
  • SuperComputing Conference Broad Engagement Program, 2011
  • Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship , 2011
  • Misys Foundation Scholarship, 2010
  • National Research Foundation Grant-holder-linked bursary, 2009

Technical Skills

  • Languages: C/C++, Python, Objective C, Shell scripting
  • APIs: OpenGL, CUDA, OpenMP
  • Tools: R, Blender, MATLAB, LaTeX

Language Skills

  • French: Native speaker
  • English: Fluent, TOEFL score 113/120
  • Ngiemboo: Mother tongue (Dialect)

Other interests

  • Ballroom dancing, member of the Cambridge debate society
  • Programming contests (our team was 3rd at the 2010 National Standard Bank IT Challenge in South Africa)
  • UCT Algorithm circle, Volunteer work that involves teaching (2009-2010)