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
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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.

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

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Operators for Geometry Analysis
Yu Wang and Justin Solomon
Processing, Analyzing and Learning of Images, Shapes, and Forms, 2019.
Learning Geometric Operators on Meshes
Yu Wang, Vladimir Kim, Michael Bronstein and Justin Solomon
International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2019 Workshop
Representation Learning on Graphs and Manifolds.

Steklov Spectral Geometry for Extrinsic Shape Analysis
Yu Wang, Mirela Ben-Chen, Iosif Polterovich and Justin Solomon
ACM Transactions on Graphics 38(1), arXiv:1707.07070
Steklov Geometry Processing: An Extrinsic Approach to Spectral Shape Analysis
Master Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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)
Probabilistic Localization for Soccer Robots (in Chinese)
Senior Thesis, Tsinghua University.

Professional Service

Member, Committee on Graduate Programs, MIT

ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)
SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences (SIIMS)
International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)
Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS)
Eurographics, and Pacific Graphics
and a few others.

Program Committee Member:
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)


Siebel Scholar.
Presidential Fellow, MIT.


I was a student at Tsinghua University and University of Pennsylvania. I interned at Adobe Research and Microsoft Research.
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