Postdoctoral Associate, CSAIL, MIT

PhD, Computer Science, Stanford University

boolzhu [at]

About Me

Currently I am a postdoctoral researcher at MIT advised by Prof. Wojciech Matusik. I have received my PhD degree from the Computer Science Department at Stanford University in June 2015. My advisor was Prof. Ron Fedkiw. My research interests are mainly focused on computer graphics, computational physics, and computational fabrication, with a particular focus on computational fluid dynamics. My thesis research was to develop numerical algorithms on simplicial complexes that can model various highly complex fluid phenomena with codimensinal structures.

I received my Bachelor and Master degrees both from School of Software, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, when I worked with Prof. Lixu Gu and Prof. Xubo Yang. I worked with Prof. Takeo Igarashi at JST, ERATO as a visiting researcher in 2010.


My Vimeo Channel

Bo Zhu, Melina Skouras, Desai Chen, Wojciech Matusik. Two-Scale Topology Optimization with Microstructures. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 36(5). (Presented at SIGGRAPH 2017). [paper] [vimeo][project page]

Adriana Schulz, Jie Xu, Bo Zhu, Changxi Zheng, Eitan Grinspun, Wojciech Matusik. Interactive Design Space Exploration and Optimization for CAD Models. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2017), 36(4). [paper] [youtube][project page]

Tao Du, Adriana Schulz, Bo Zhu, Bernd Bickel, and Wojciech Matusik. Computational Multicopter Design. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2016), 35(6):227. [paper] [youtube] [MIT News] [project page]

Bo Zhu. Codimensional Fluid Simulation on Simplicial Complexes. PhD Thesis, Stanford University, 2015. [Thesis]
Bo Zhu, Minjae Lee, Ed Quigley, and Ron Fedkiw. Codimensional Non-Newtonian Fluids. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2015), 34(4):115. [paper] [video] [vimeo]

Wen Zheng, Bo Zhu, Byungmoon Kim, and Ron Fedkiw. A New Incompressibility Discretization for a Hybrid Particle MAC Grid Representation with Surface Tension. Journal of Computational Physics, 280:94-142, 2015. [paper] [video]

Bo Zhu, Ed Quigley, Matthew Cong, Justin Solomon, and Ron Fedkiw. Codimensional Surface Tension Flow on Simplicial Complexes. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2014), 33(4):111. [paper] [video] [vimeo] [project page]

Bo Zhu, Wenlong Lu, Matthew Cong, Byungmoon Kim, and Ron Fedkiw. A New Grid Structure for Domain Extension. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2013), 32(4):63. [paper] [video] [vimeo] [project page]

Bo Zhu, Michiaki Iwata, Ryo Haraguchi, Takashi Ashihara, Nobuyuki Umetani, Takeo Igarashi, Kazuo Nakazawa. Sketch-based Dynamic Illustration of Fluid Systems. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2011), 30(6):134. [paper] [video] [vimeo] [project page]

Bo Zhu, Xubo Yang, Ye Fan. Creating and Preserving Vortical Details in SPH Fluid. Computer Graphics Forum (Pacific Graphics 2010), 29(7):2207. [paper] [vimeo] [project page]
Bo Zhu, Xubo Yang. Animating Sand as a Surface Flow. Eurographics 2010 short paper. [paper] [vimeo] [project page]


Last updated in June, 2017.