Miao Jin

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Associate Professor

 

The Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, Louisiana 70504

 

Office:  237 ACTR Hall

Tel:       (337) 482-1679

Email:  mxj9809@louisiana.edu

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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 currently serve on the editorial board of Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS).

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Honors

Lockheed Martin Corporation/BoRSF Professor in 2016.

Jack and Gladys Theall/BoRSF Professorship in 2013.

NSF CAREER Award in 2011.

Best paper award in CAD/Graphics in 2007.

 

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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.

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 Vision, Computer Graphics, Mobile and Wireless Networks, Data Analysis, and Medical Imaging.

Part of the research results has been summarized in book: "Conformal Geometry - Computational Algorithms and Engineering Applications", Publisher: Springer, publication date: June 2018. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-75332-4.

I also work on Machine Learning. Machine learning provides great tools for geometric problems. At the same time, geometry provides a different angle to understand machine learning algorithms.

Here is a list of the publications.

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Graduate Students

Current Students:

o    Zachary Kirby (Ph.D. student, since 2019)

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

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

 

Graduated Ph.D. Students:

o    Buri Ban (Graduated December 2018, Dissertation title: Network Resilience Against Dynamic Changes, first job at WePay)

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

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, first job at Cisco)

 

Graduated M.S. Students:

o    Zhiqian You (Graduated May 2019, first job at Amazon)

o    Ning Ding (Graduated December 2010, first job at Amazon)

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

 

 

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Sponsored Research Projects

 

o    "Distributed In-network Data Storage and Retrieval in 3D Wireless Sensor Networks", PI: Miao Jin, Co-PI: Hongyi Wu, Funding Agency: US National Science Foundation (CNS-1320931), Amount of Grant: $372,513, Time Period: 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2019.

o    "CAREER: Theorem, Algorithm, and Applications of Computational Quasiconformal Geometry", PI: Miao Jin, Funding Agency: US National Science Foundation (CCF-1054996), Amount of Grant: $419,780, Time Period: 06/01/2011 - 09/30/2017.

o    "Scalable Routing in 3D Wireless Sensor Networks", PI: Hongyi Wu, Co-PI: Miao Jin, Funding Agency: US National Science Foundation (CNS-1018306), Amount of Grant: $425,000, Time Period: 08/01/2010 - 08/31/2016.

o    "Surface Geometric Structures and Their Applications", PI: Miao Jin, Funding Agency: Louisiana Board of Regents (RCS), Amount of Grant: $120,000, Time Period: 08/01/2009 - 08/31/2013.

 

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Teaching

Fall 2018, 2019 CMPS 499/CSCE 572 Reinforcement Learning and Geometric Algorithms

Spring 2018, 2019 CSCE 500 Design and Analysis of Algorithms

Fall2017 CMPS 415 / CSCE 515 Computer Graphics

Spring 2017 CSCE 598 Special Topic: Digital Geometry Processing

Fall 2016 CSCE 572 Geometric Algorithms

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About Me

  Rabbits in My Life                                     

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