Dr. Edward Chien


I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University. My postdoctoral advisor is Dr. Ofir Weber.

Since the start of academic year 2015/16, I have been studying shape analysis and mesh parametrization for computer graphics and animation, with a focus on bounded distortion methods.

Previously, I obtained my Ph.D. in Mathematics from Rutgers University under Prof. Feng Luo, with a thesis on square tilings of surfaces arising from discrete harmonic differential 1-forms.

My recent switch of field has renewed my motivation to conduct research, allowing me to apply my training in low-dimensional topology/geometry to engineer solutions to practical problems. With the guidance of Dr. Weber, I've been able to make an immediate impact. The most recent year and a half of work has resulted in accepted papers at SIGGRAPH 2016, SIGGRAPH Asia 2016, and SIGGRAPH 2017. In the process, I have also been gaining practical experience with Maya, MATLAB, C++, and other graphics-related applications, languages, and libraries.

In a few months, I will be joining the Geometric Data Processing Group at MIT to work with Prof. Justin Solomon.