Postdoctoral Researcher, CSAIL, MIT

PhD, Computer Science, Stanford University

boolzhu [at]

About Me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at MIT CSAIL working with Prof. Wojciech Matusik. I have received my Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science Department at Stanford University in June 2015, advised by Prof. Ron Fedkiw. My research is concerned with the development of computational tools for modeling and optimizing physical systems characterized by complex geometric features and non-linear dynamics, with a variety of applications in the areas of computer graphics, computational physics, and 3D printing.

I received my Bachelor and Master degrees both from School of Software, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, when I worked jointly with Prof. Lixu Gu and Prof. Xubo Yang. I was a visiting researcher in Prof. Takeo Igarashi's group at JST, ERATO 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] [youtube] [project page]

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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]

[featured by]: MIT News, science daily, engadget, 3D print, etc.

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

[featured by]: MIT News, techcrunch, popular mechanics, engadget, robotics trends, etc.
Bo Zhu. Codimensional Fluid Simulation on Simplicial Complexes. PhD Thesis, Stanford University, 2015. [Thesis]
Bo Zhu, Minjae Lee, Ed Quigley, Ron Fedkiw. Codimensional Non-Newtonian Fluids. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2015), 34(4):115. [paper] [video] [vimeo]

Wen Zheng, Bo Zhu, Byungmoon Kim, 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, 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, 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.