Miao Jin


Contact Information


The Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana 70504


Office:  237 ACTR Hall

Tel:       (337) 482-1679

Fax:      (337) 482-5791

Email:  mxj9809@louisiana.edu



Short Bio

I am an associate professor at the Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS), University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I am also the director of the Computational Geometry laboratory (CG lab) in CACS. I obtained my Ph.D. and M.S.degrees from Department of Computer Science , Stony Brook University in 2008 and 2006, respectively, and my B.S. degree from Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunication in 2000.  I received best paper award in CAD/Graphics in 2007, NSF CAREER Award in 2011, Jack and Gladys Theall/BoRSF Professorship in 2013, and Lockheed Martin Corporation/BoRSF Professor in 2016.



Research Interests

My overall research goal is to provide a bridge between modern geometry and broad engineering fields: identify important geometric problems as well as supply efficient algorithmic solutions.

  • Computational Geometry and Topology: computational algorithms for geometric and topological models and tools, particular interests in Computational Conformal Geometry, Computational Hyperbolic Geometry, and Computational Quasiconformal Geometry.

  • Apply geometric and topological tools to solve real problems in Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Wireless Sensor Networks, Medical Imaging, and  Data Mining.

RA positions are available for motivated students.


Graduate Students

Current Students:

o    Buri Ban (Ph.D. student, since 2012)

o    Romas James (Ph.D. student, since 2013)

o    Xuan Li (Ph.D. student, since 2015)

o    Zhiqian You (Ph.D. student, since 2016)


Graduated Ph.D. Students:

o    Su Xia (Graduated June 2012, co-advised with Dr. Hongyi Wu, Dissertation title: Scalable and Deterministic Routing with Guaranteed Delivery in 3D Wireless Sensor Networks, now at Cisco)

o    Yang Yang (Graduated December 2014, Dissertation title: Geometry in Wireless Sensor Networks: In-network Information Processing and Localization)


Graduated M.S. Students:

o    Ning Ding (Graduated December 2010, now at Amazon)

o    Yendru Revanth (Graduated December 2010, now at WellCare Health Plans)



Selected Papers


Geometry Analysis:

o    M. Jin, N. Ding, and Y. Yang, "Computing Shortest Homotopic Cycles on Polyhedral Surfaces with Hyperbolic Uniformization Metric", Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 113-123, 2013. [pdf]  [bib]

o    G. Rong, M. Jin, L. Shuai, and X.-H. Guo, "Centroidal Voronoi Tessellation in Universal Covering Space of Manifold Surfaces", Computer-Aided Geometric Design (CAGD), Vol. 28, No. 8, pp. 475-496, 2011. (invited)  [pdf]  [bib]

o    M. Jin, W. Zeng, F. Luo and X. Gu, "Computing Teichmüller Shape Space", IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 504-517, 2009.  [pdf]  [abstract] [bib]

o    M. Jin, J. Kim, F. Luo, and X. Gu, "Discrete Surface Ricci Flow", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 1030-1043, 2008.  [pdf]  [abstract]  [bib]


Applications in Wireless Networks:

o    Y. Yang, M. Jin, Y. Zhao, and H. Wu, "Distributed Information Storage and Retrieval in 3D Sensor Networks with General Topologies ", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON), under revision, 2014. [pdf]  [bib]

o    Y. Zhao, H. Wu, M. Jin, Y. Yang, H. Zhou, S. Xia, "Cut-and-Sew: A Distributed Autonomous Localization Algorithm for 3D Surface Wireless Sensor Networks", Proc. of the 14th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc'13), pp. 69-78, 2013. [pdf]  [ppt]  [bib]

o    M. Jin, G. Rong, H. Wu, L. Shuai, X-H. Guo "Optimal Surface Deployment Problem in Wireless Sensor Networks", Proc. of the 31st Annual IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'12), pp. 2345-2353, 2012. [pdf]  [ppt]  [bib]

o    M. Jin, S. Xia, H. Wu, X. Gu, "Scalable and Fully Distributed Localization with Mere Connectivity", Proc. of the 30th Annual IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'11), pp. 3164-3172, 2011.  [pdf]  [ppt]  [bib]


Applications in Computer Graphics and Computer Vision:

o    L. Shuai, X.-H. Guo, M. Jin, "GPU-Based Computation of Discrete Periodic Centroidal Voronoi Tessellation in Hyperbolic Surfaces", Computer-Aided Design (SPM 2012 Special Issue), Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 463-472, 2013. [pdf]  [bib]

o    Y. Lai, M. Jin, X. Xie, Y. He, J. Palacios, E. Zhang, S. Hu, X. Gu, "Metric-Driven RoSy Fields Design and Remeshing", IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 95-108, 2010. (Cover Feature)  [pdf]  [abstract]  [bib]

o    S. Wang, Y. Wang, M. Jin, X. Gu, and D. Samaras, "Conformal Geometry and Its Applications on 3D Shape Matching, Recognition, and Stitching", Proc. of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR06), pp. 2453-2460, 2006. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), Vol. 29, No. 7, pp.1209-1220, 2007.  [pdf]  [abstract]  [bib]


Applications in Geometric Modeling and Medical Imaging:

o    H.Wang, M. Jin, Y. He, X. Gu, H. Qin, "User-controllable Polycube Map for Manifold Spline Construction", Proc. of ACM Symposium of Solid & Physical Modeling (SPM'08), pp. 397-404, 2008.  [pdf]  [abstract]  [bib]

o    X. Gu, Y. He, M. Jin, F. Luo, H. Qin, "Manifold Splines with Single Extraordinary Point",  Proc. of ACM Symposium of Solid & Physical Modeling (SPM'07), pp. 61-72, 2007. Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Vol. 40, pp. 676-690, 2008. (invited)  [pdf]  [abstract]  [bib]

o    W. Hong, X. Gu, F. Qiu, M. Jin, and A. Kaufman, "Conformal Virtual Colon Flattening", Proc. of ACM Symposium of Solid & Physical Modeling (SPM'06), pp. 85-93, 2006.  [pdf]  [abstract]  [bib]




Here are lists of the publications.




Sponsored Research Projects


o    "Distributed In-network Data Storage and Retrieval in 3D Wireless Sensor Networks", NSF, CNS-1320931, PI: Miao Jin, Co-PI: Hongyi Wu, 2013-2017.

o    "CAREER: Theorem, Algorithm, and Applications of Computational Quasiconformal Geometry", NSF, CCF-1054996, PI: Miao Jin, 2011-2017.

o    "Scalable Routing in 3D Wireless Sensor Networks", NSF, CNS-1018306, PI: Hongyi Wu, Co-PI: Miao Jin, 2010-2016.

o    "Surface Geometric Structures and Their Applications", BORSF, PI: Miao Jin, 2009 - 2013.




Spring 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, CSCE 598 Special Topic: Discrete Geometry Processing

Fall 2016, 2015, 2013, 2010, Spring 2009, CSCE 572 Computational Geometry: Algorithms and Applications

Fall 2014, 2012,2011, CSCE 572 Graph Theory and Applications

Fall 2009, 2008, CSCE 572 Combinatorics and Geometric Algorithms


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