RAN ZHANG
Ph.D. student & Computer Graphics researcher
[ ran.zhang[ ist.ac.at R Am Campus 1, 3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria ½ Klosterneuburg, Austria ® pub.ist.ac.at/ rzhang/
RESEARCH INTERESTS
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Computational Design
Assisting novice users for designing
sophisticated structures.
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Creative Coding
Linking tech and art.
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Fun with geometry
Cool applications with geometry
processing techniques.
STRENGTHS
Creative thinking
TECH STACKS
C++
CUDA
Matlab
R
Latex
Eigen Libigl Cinder OpenGL
Dear ImGui Git
LANGUAGES
Mandarin Chinese
English
HOBBIES
E-sports games Table tennis
EDUCATION
Ph.D. student in Bickel’s Group
IST Austria
Sept 2014 Ongoing ½ Klosterneuburg, Austria
Supervisor: Prof. Bernd Bickel
Research topics: Computer graphics and digital fabrication, especially
in fabrication-aware computational design.
M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering
University of Science and Technology of China
Sept 2011 June 2014 ½ Hefei, China
Supervisor: Prof. Xuejin Chen and Prof. Ligang Liu
Research topics: Computer graphics, especially in non-rigid
registration and deployable scissor structures.
B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering
Tianjin University
Sept 2007 June 2011 ½ Tianjin, China
EXPERIENCE
Exchange student
University College London
March 2017 Ongoing ½ London, UK
Work with: Prof. Niloy Mitra
Research topics: Computational design.
Exchange student
University College London
September 2016 October 2016 ½ London, UK
Work with: Prof. Tim Weyrich
Research topics: Measurement system of 3D printed translucent
material.
Intern
Microsoft Research Asia
September 2013 January 2014 ½ Beijing, China
Work with: Dr. Xin Tong
Research topics: Non-rigid registration using distance eld.
ACTIVITIES
Attendee
Symposium Geometry Processing(SGP)
2015
July 2015 ½ Graz, Austria
Oral presenter
Geometric Modeling and Processing(GMP)
2014
June 2015 ½ Singapore, Singapore
Attendee
Geometric Modeling and Processing(GMP)
2012
June 2012 ½ Huangshan, China
Attendee
International Conference on Image and
Graphics(ICIG)
August 2011 ½ Hefei, China
PUBLICATIONS
q Journal Articles
Ran Zhang, Thomas Auzinger, Duygu Ceylan, Wilmot Li, and
Bernd Bickel. “Functionality-aware Retargeting of Mechanisms to 3D
Shapes”. In: ACM Trans. Graph. 36.4 (July 2017). DOI:
10.1145/3072959.3073710. URL: http:
//visualcomputing.ist.ac.at/publications/2017/MechRet/.
Ran Zhang*, Shiwei Wang*, Xuejin Chen, Chao Ding, Luo Jiang,
Jie Zhou, and Ligang Liu. “Designing Planar Deployable Objects via
Scissor Structures”. In: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer
Graphics 22.2 (Feb. 2016), pp. 1051–1062. ISSN: 1077-2626. DOI:
10.1109/TVCG.2015.2430322. URL:
http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~xjchen99/scissor.html.
Ran Zhang, Xuejin Chen, Takaaki Shiratori, Xin Tong, and Ligang Liu.
“An efcient volumetric method for non-rigid registration”. In:
Graphical Models 79 (2015), pp. 1–11. ISSN: 1524-0703. DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gmod.2015.01.003. URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/
S1524070315000053.