School of Computing Seminar with Yin Yang, The University of New Mexico
"Efficient Simulation of 3D Elastic Solid and Its Applications"
Using the digital computer to simulate the dynamic behavior of solid objects is an open problem in many scientific and engineering research: in computer animation, it provides realistic effects of soft characters; in surgical simulation, it delivers vivid visual experiences to the trainee; in digital fabrication, it couples geometry and structural analysis. However, simulating elastic solids with hundred thousands or even millions of degrees of freedom is challenging and computational intensive because one needs to solve a large number of mutually coupled unknowns. In this talk, I will share with some of our recent efforts dealing with this notorious computing challenge: 1) using reduced model, 2) domain decomposition, 3) GPU-based nonlinear solvers and 4) Neural Network and data-driven. I will also show you how those algorithms can be integrated into various applications to push forward the boundary of future computing.
Dr. Yin Yang is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Yin received the Ph.D. degree of Computer Science from The University of Texas, Dallas in 2013 (he was the awardee of David Daniel Fellowship Prize, 2013). He was a Research/Teaching Assistant at UT Dallas as well as UT Southwestern Medical Center. His research mainly focuses on real-time physics-based computer graphics, game, animation and visualization with a strong emphasis on inter- disciplinary research with bio/medical science. He was a Research Intern in Microsoft Research Asia from March to June in 2012. Dr. Yang has published over 50 conference/journal articles in areas of computer graphics, animation, computer-aided design, and medical imaging. He serves as the TPC member for many international conferences and the reviewer for almost all the top journals/conferences in computer graphics and animation.
Friday, February 8 at 2:30pm
McAdams Hall, 114
821 McMillan Rd., Clemson, SC 29634, USA