Minchen Li 李旻辰
Ph.D., Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2018 - 2021 (expected)
M.Sc., Computer Science, University of British Columbia, 2015 - 2018
B.Eng. (Hons), Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, 2011 - 2015
I am a Ph.D. candidate at University of Pennsylvania advised by Prof. Chenfanfu Jiang.
My research interests include numerical optimization and simulation for computer graphics and beyond, especially physics-based animation and geometry processing.
I am a winner of 2020 Adobe Research Fellowship.
My current goal is to devise novel methods that are robust, accurate, and efficient to benefit visual effects, geometric design, robotics, engineering, virtual reality, games, etc.
Recently I have been looking into optimization time integrators for elastodynamics (DOT, HOT), anisotropic elasticity for fracture simulation (AnisoMPM), finite element variational contact (IPC), hybrid Lagrangian-Eulerian topology optimization (LETO),
I have been interning at Adobe Research to work with Dr. Danny Kaufman, Dr. Timothy Langlois, and Dr. Vladimir (Vova) Kim on IPC, DOT and surface cutting and parameterization (OptCuts).
During my M.Sc., I worked with Prof. Alla Sheffer on garment design optimization (FoldSketch), OptCuts, etc. I was also very lucky to work with Dr. Xinxin Zhang and Prof. Robert Bridson on smoke simulation.