The Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS)
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana 70504
Office: 237 ACTR Hall
Tel: (337) 482-1679
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 currently serve on the editorial board of Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS).
Best paper award in CAD/Graphics in 2007.
NSF CAREER Award in 2011.
Jack and Gladys Theall/BoRSF Professorship in 2013.
Lockheed Martin Corporation/BoRSF Professor in 2016.
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.
o Computational Geometry and Topology: computational algorithms for geometric and topological models and tools, particular interests in Computational Conformal Geometry and Computational Hyperbolic Geometry
o Apply geometric and topological tools to solve real problems in Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Mobile and Wireless Networks, Data Analysis, and Medical Imaging.
RA positions are available for motivated 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)
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]
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]
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]
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]
Applications in Mobile and 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), Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 1149-1162, 2015. [pdf]
o Y. Yang, M. Jin, and H. Wu, "3D Surface Localization with Terrain Model", Proc. of the 33rd Annual IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM'14), pp. 46-54, 2014. [pdf]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Applications in Geometric Modeling and Medical Imaging:
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]
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]
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, 2013-2018.
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 2018 CSCE 500 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Fall 2016 CSCE 572 Geometric Algorithms