Yu Wang Yu Wang
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

E-mail: wangyu9 _at_ mit.edu

Office: D475A
Address: 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student of Computer Science at MIT, where I am a member of the Geometric Data Processing (GDP) Group, advised by Prof. Justin Solomon.

I received my B.Eng. from Tsinghua University and M.S. from University of Pennsylvania.

My research interests include geometric, graphical, probabilistic and computational problems arising in computer graphics and vision, convex optimization and statistical machine learning. I am currently working on spectral and operator approaches to these problems. Broadly speaking, I am interested in mathematical foundations of algorithms used in computer and computational sciences, with applications to real-world computing problems.

Selected Publications

Steklov Geometry Processing: An Extrinsic Approach to Spectral Shape Analysis
Yu Wang, Mirela Ben-Chen, Iosif Polterovich and Justin Solomon
Conditionally Accepted to ACM Transactions on Graphics, arXiv:1707.07070
Linear Subspace Design for Real-Time Shape Deformation
    Erratum, Code (available upon request).
Yu Wang, Alec Jacobson, Jernej Barbič and Ladislav Kavan
ACM Transactions on Graphics 34(4), Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2015
Grid-Based Nonlinear Elasticity with Spline Constraints for Image Deformations
Rajsekhar Setaluri, Yu Wang, Nathan Mitchell, Ladislav Kavan, Eftychios Sifakis
ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 2014 (SCA 2014)
Sound Localization and Multi-Modal Steering for Autonomous Virtual Agents
Yu Wang, Mubbasir Kapadia, Pengfei Huang, Ladislav Kavan, Norman I. Badler
ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games 2014 (I3D 2014)

Earlier Projects

Humanoid Robot Soccer Worldcup
We programmed a humanoid robot with computer vision, probablistic localization, sensing, and decision making modules to play soccer.
We won the 3rd place worldwide in humanoid league in RoboCup 2013.

Professional Service

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Eurographics, Pacific Graphics
Computer Graphics International
Computers & Graphics


Siebel Scholar.
Presidential Fellow, MIT.


I am currently an intern at Creative Intelligence Laboratory, Adobe Research, working with Vova Kim. I spent a wonderful summer at Microsoft Research, Asia.
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