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E-mail: edchien@mit.edu

Snail mail:
MIT - CSAIL
The Stata Center, Building 32-D475A
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Overview

I am a postdoc in the Geometric Data Processing Group led by Prof. Justin Solomon.

Research interests: geometry processing, hex meshing, optimal transport, harmonic and bounded distortion mappings

I obtained my Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2015 from Rutgers University under Prof. Feng Luo, studying low-dimensional topology and geometry. More specifically, my thesis constructed square tilings of surfaces arising from discrete harmonic differential 1-forms.

Afterwards, I transitioned to applied work, working as a postdoc with Dr. Ofir Weber at Bar-Ilan University. While there, I focused on harmonic and bounded distortion methods for mapping, parametrization, and interpolation.

Currently, I am continuing my transition at MIT, where I have ongoing projects on hex meshing and optimal transport. It has been a joy to combine my theoretical training with complex engineering problems, and I look forward to doing the same here.